CCTV image released of 'swearing' cyclist who jumped red light, just missing class of schoolchildren

Bournemouth Echo: Man police want to speak to about the incident in Christchurch Man police want to speak to about the incident in Christchurch

A CYCLIST jumped a red light in Christchurch and “narrowly avoided” colliding with a class of schoolchildren.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man who ignored the traffic signals on Bridge Street on Friday, June 20.

The youngsters, aged nine to ten years old, were crossing the road at 10.55am when the bike careered towards them.

Concerned members of staff, who were supervising the children, challenged the man but the cyclist responded by swearing at the group before riding towards Purewell Cross.

PC Dave Williams, of Christchurch police, said following enquiries into the incident the force is now able to release an image.

“I would like to hear from the cyclist in order to ascertain exactly what happened,” he added.

“In particular, I would like to speak to a woman who was waiting at the red light in a taxi who offered to help the members of staff.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident or has seen somebody fitting the description in the area at the time should get in touch.”

The man is described as white and in his late twenties or early thirties. He has short dark hair and wore sunglasses, a dark T-shirt, red shorts and white trainers.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 27:152.

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4:03pm Fri 27 Jun 14

abc100 says...

No no don't believe it, all cyclists are wonderful and never do things like this constantly!!!!!
No no don't believe it, all cyclists are wonderful and never do things like this constantly!!!!! abc100
  • Score: 24

4:04pm Fri 27 Jun 14

skydriver says...

Lets hope this idiot is caught, and gets the same punishment as the person who knocked a child last year, prison I think , then the same for him there has be too much leniency with cyclists', including jumping traffic lights and NOT giving way at roundabouts.
Lets hope this idiot is caught, and gets the same punishment as the person who knocked a child last year, prison I think , then the same for him there has be too much leniency with cyclists', including jumping traffic lights and NOT giving way at roundabouts. skydriver
  • Score: 51

4:05pm Fri 27 Jun 14

spooki says...

This has been up for 9 minutes and no comments (apart from this one)? Wow! So it proves what drivers have been saying, SOME cyclists jump red lights. Puts a bad name on the good ones.
This has been up for 9 minutes and no comments (apart from this one)? Wow! So it proves what drivers have been saying, SOME cyclists jump red lights. Puts a bad name on the good ones. spooki
  • Score: 33

4:21pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Loonyspoon says...

What an excellent role model for that group of children to come across. Do what you like, show complete disregard for the law and other people then swear when someone pulls you up on it. How fortunate no one was injured. Idiot.
What an excellent role model for that group of children to come across. Do what you like, show complete disregard for the law and other people then swear when someone pulls you up on it. How fortunate no one was injured. Idiot. Loonyspoon
  • Score: 56

4:23pm Fri 27 Jun 14

nobull says...

WOTS THE POINT!
WOTS THE POINT! nobull
  • Score: -39

4:31pm Fri 27 Jun 14

saynomore says...

Why are some cyclists such angry as****s,obviously cycling is not improving their social skills,if they ever had any in the first place.
Why are some cyclists such angry as****s,obviously cycling is not improving their social skills,if they ever had any in the first place. saynomore
  • Score: 16

4:35pm Fri 27 Jun 14

djd says...

And of course he will contact the police to give his side of the story.
School children...they should be in school, not out on the streets walking in front of a manic cyclists.
And of course he will contact the police to give his side of the story. School children...they should be in school, not out on the streets walking in front of a manic cyclists. djd
  • Score: -38

4:42pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Ash_69 says...

See See - All cyclists are evil.

And they look stupid in their pointy hats, Lycra and silly shoes. (Mind you that one is not wearing any of that!)

Wizzing around on the silly skinny tire, head down racing machines (okay he's not on one of those either!)

I bet he kicked a cat in the morning too.

This is why all cyclists should be banned from the roads, because every single one of them is the same.

Grumble Grumble, Vote UKIP, All that is in the daily mail is true, Richard Littlejohn is the voice of the nation, Life was so much better in the 50' Arms folded and extra loud tutting...

;)
See See - All cyclists are evil. And they look stupid in their pointy hats, Lycra and silly shoes. (Mind you that one is not wearing any of that!) Wizzing around on the silly skinny tire, head down racing machines (okay he's not on one of those either!) I bet he kicked a cat in the morning too. This is why all cyclists should be banned from the roads, because every single one of them is the same. Grumble Grumble, Vote UKIP, All that is in the daily mail is true, Richard Littlejohn is the voice of the nation, Life was so much better in the 50' Arms folded and extra loud tutting... ;) Ash_69
  • Score: 145

4:51pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Hessenford says...

If it was a motorist and his number was taken he would probably be arrested by now but unfortunately cyclists have no registration number so they never get caught and punished, that's why there is so much animosity towards them from car drivers.
Lets have a bit of fairness on the roads, if councils want to encourage more and more cycling then make them register for some sort of number that will identify them when jumping red lights or involved being in accidents.
If it was a motorist and his number was taken he would probably be arrested by now but unfortunately cyclists have no registration number so they never get caught and punished, that's why there is so much animosity towards them from car drivers. Lets have a bit of fairness on the roads, if councils want to encourage more and more cycling then make them register for some sort of number that will identify them when jumping red lights or involved being in accidents. Hessenford
  • Score: -32

4:54pm Fri 27 Jun 14

suzigirl says...

If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........
If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case........... suzigirl
  • Score: -44

4:57pm Fri 27 Jun 14

grange47 says...

Ash_69 wrote:
See See - All cyclists are evil.

And they look stupid in their pointy hats, Lycra and silly shoes. (Mind you that one is not wearing any of that!)

Wizzing around on the silly skinny tire, head down racing machines (okay he's not on one of those either!)

I bet he kicked a cat in the morning too.

This is why all cyclists should be banned from the roads, because every single one of them is the same.

Grumble Grumble, Vote UKIP, All that is in the daily mail is true, Richard Littlejohn is the voice of the nation, Life was so much better in the 50' Arms folded and extra loud tutting...

;)
My thoughts exactly. And most of this bile from motorists no doubt - like they'd know anything about the Highway Code
[quote][p][bold]Ash_69[/bold] wrote: See See - All cyclists are evil. And they look stupid in their pointy hats, Lycra and silly shoes. (Mind you that one is not wearing any of that!) Wizzing around on the silly skinny tire, head down racing machines (okay he's not on one of those either!) I bet he kicked a cat in the morning too. This is why all cyclists should be banned from the roads, because every single one of them is the same. Grumble Grumble, Vote UKIP, All that is in the daily mail is true, Richard Littlejohn is the voice of the nation, Life was so much better in the 50' Arms folded and extra loud tutting... ;)[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. And most of this bile from motorists no doubt - like they'd know anything about the Highway Code grange47
  • Score: 17

5:03pm Fri 27 Jun 14

raffertyj4 says...

It infuriates me when I see cyclists go through red lights, or similar things. I agree most cyclists abide by the law... but there's a lot of them that give cyclists a bad name! Is there any wonder that cyclists and drivers have such a bad relationship (especially here in Bournemouth!). There should be harsher penalties for things like this for cyclists.
It infuriates me when I see cyclists go through red lights, or similar things. I agree most cyclists abide by the law... but there's a lot of them that give cyclists a bad name! Is there any wonder that cyclists and drivers have such a bad relationship (especially here in Bournemouth!). There should be harsher penalties for things like this for cyclists. raffertyj4
  • Score: 45

5:11pm Fri 27 Jun 14

bsjc1234 says...

Dear local PC, not sure if I can help on this one but if you go and stand at Stoney Lane south traffic lights between 07:30 and 08:00 on a workday morning I can promise you that you will catch a few others cyclist jumping the lights, hope you find the one who records his bike rides....wonder if he ever edits that bit out?
Dear local PC, not sure if I can help on this one but if you go and stand at Stoney Lane south traffic lights between 07:30 and 08:00 on a workday morning I can promise you that you will catch a few others cyclist jumping the lights, hope you find the one who records his bike rides....wonder if he ever edits that bit out? bsjc1234
  • Score: 25

5:12pm Fri 27 Jun 14

podgie says...

Dear PC Dave
I get a shock when I see a cyclist in the Bournemouth area who is not on the pavement.
What would finish me off is seeing a police officer doing Diddly Squat about it.
Dear PC Dave I get a shock when I see a cyclist in the Bournemouth area who is not on the pavement. What would finish me off is seeing a police officer doing Diddly Squat about it. podgie
  • Score: 12

5:20pm Fri 27 Jun 14

MMM444 says...

Foul mouth B@@@@@d
Foul mouth B@@@@@d MMM444
  • Score: 6

5:25pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Hessenford says...

grange47 wrote:
Ash_69 wrote:
See See - All cyclists are evil.

And they look stupid in their pointy hats, Lycra and silly shoes. (Mind you that one is not wearing any of that!)

Wizzing around on the silly skinny tire, head down racing machines (okay he's not on one of those either!)

I bet he kicked a cat in the morning too.

This is why all cyclists should be banned from the roads, because every single one of them is the same.

Grumble Grumble, Vote UKIP, All that is in the daily mail is true, Richard Littlejohn is the voice of the nation, Life was so much better in the 50' Arms folded and extra loud tutting...

;)
My thoughts exactly. And most of this bile from motorists no doubt - like they'd know anything about the Highway Code
Obviously from this story neither do cyclists know anything about the highway code or common courtesy.
[quote][p][bold]grange47[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ash_69[/bold] wrote: See See - All cyclists are evil. And they look stupid in their pointy hats, Lycra and silly shoes. (Mind you that one is not wearing any of that!) Wizzing around on the silly skinny tire, head down racing machines (okay he's not on one of those either!) I bet he kicked a cat in the morning too. This is why all cyclists should be banned from the roads, because every single one of them is the same. Grumble Grumble, Vote UKIP, All that is in the daily mail is true, Richard Littlejohn is the voice of the nation, Life was so much better in the 50' Arms folded and extra loud tutting... ;)[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. And most of this bile from motorists no doubt - like they'd know anything about the Highway Code[/p][/quote]Obviously from this story neither do cyclists know anything about the highway code or common courtesy. Hessenford
  • Score: -13

5:28pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Ash_69 says...

suzigirl wrote:
If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........
I wish the motorbikes that race along the B3081 had proper size number plates or not the ones that fold up as they race through the villages & towns.

Or the ones that have been green laneing or going "off-piste" that seem to not even have one on at all but still quite happy to also use the roads.

Get off your high horse and get your own house in order before pointing the fingers at others.

Oh and yes I have a motorbike license too but enjoys my cars more and the fitness and freedom I can get from being out on a bike with my family.
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........[/p][/quote]I wish the motorbikes that race along the B3081 had proper size number plates or not the ones that fold up as they race through the villages & towns. Or the ones that have been green laneing or going "off-piste" that seem to not even have one on at all but still quite happy to also use the roads. Get off your high horse and get your own house in order before pointing the fingers at others. Oh and yes I have a motorbike license too but enjoys my cars more and the fitness and freedom I can get from being out on a bike with my family. Ash_69
  • Score: 30

5:37pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Dlt_debz says...

podgie wrote:
Dear PC Dave
I get a shock when I see a cyclist in the Bournemouth area who is not on the pavement.
What would finish me off is seeing a police officer doing Diddly Squat about it.
you do realise that it is actually illegal to cycle on the pavement unless it is marked as being a cycle path too? that is why the police wouldn't do anything if they saw someone cycling on the road where it is legal (the only type of road it is illegal to cycle on is motor ways), also not all cyclists go through red lights or cycle dangerously in any other way i have been cycling for over 15 year and i have never cycled through a red light, i have always had lights on my bike, i regularly have my bike serviced, i always wear a cycle helmet, i always look before i turn off one road on to another one and only attempt to tirn when it is safe to do so and the only near miss i have ever been involved in was when a pedestrian suddenly stepped out in front of me without looking
[quote][p][bold]podgie[/bold] wrote: Dear PC Dave I get a shock when I see a cyclist in the Bournemouth area who is not on the pavement. What would finish me off is seeing a police officer doing Diddly Squat about it.[/p][/quote]you do realise that it is actually illegal to cycle on the pavement unless it is marked as being a cycle path too? that is why the police wouldn't do anything if they saw someone cycling on the road where it is legal (the only type of road it is illegal to cycle on is motor ways), also not all cyclists go through red lights or cycle dangerously in any other way i have been cycling for over 15 year and i have never cycled through a red light, i have always had lights on my bike, i regularly have my bike serviced, i always wear a cycle helmet, i always look before i turn off one road on to another one and only attempt to tirn when it is safe to do so and the only near miss i have ever been involved in was when a pedestrian suddenly stepped out in front of me without looking Dlt_debz
  • Score: 17

5:37pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Hessenford says...

suzigirl wrote:
If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........
Totally agree, identification for cyclists is a must, perhaps then they would abide by the rules of the road.
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........[/p][/quote]Totally agree, identification for cyclists is a must, perhaps then they would abide by the rules of the road. Hessenford
  • Score: -30

5:42pm Fri 27 Jun 14

bobthedestroyer says...

grange47 wrote:
Ash_69 wrote:
See See - All cyclists are evil.

And they look stupid in their pointy hats, Lycra and silly shoes. (Mind you that one is not wearing any of that!)

Wizzing around on the silly skinny tire, head down racing machines (okay he's not on one of those either!)

I bet he kicked a cat in the morning too.

This is why all cyclists should be banned from the roads, because every single one of them is the same.

Grumble Grumble, Vote UKIP, All that is in the daily mail is true, Richard Littlejohn is the voice of the nation, Life was so much better in the 50' Arms folded and extra loud tutting...

;)
My thoughts exactly. And most of this bile from motorists no doubt - like they'd know anything about the Highway Code
Based on your Highway Code comment it doesn't apply to cyclists then?
[quote][p][bold]grange47[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ash_69[/bold] wrote: See See - All cyclists are evil. And they look stupid in their pointy hats, Lycra and silly shoes. (Mind you that one is not wearing any of that!) Wizzing around on the silly skinny tire, head down racing machines (okay he's not on one of those either!) I bet he kicked a cat in the morning too. This is why all cyclists should be banned from the roads, because every single one of them is the same. Grumble Grumble, Vote UKIP, All that is in the daily mail is true, Richard Littlejohn is the voice of the nation, Life was so much better in the 50' Arms folded and extra loud tutting... ;)[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. And most of this bile from motorists no doubt - like they'd know anything about the Highway Code[/p][/quote]Based on your Highway Code comment it doesn't apply to cyclists then? bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 6

5:44pm Fri 27 Jun 14

bobthedestroyer says...

Hessenford wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........
Totally agree, identification for cyclists is a must, perhaps then they would abide by the rules of the road.
It would also help in reducing bike theft as you would know who the registered owner is.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........[/p][/quote]Totally agree, identification for cyclists is a must, perhaps then they would abide by the rules of the road.[/p][/quote]It would also help in reducing bike theft as you would know who the registered owner is. bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 19

5:45pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Hessenford says...

Dlt_debz wrote:
podgie wrote:
Dear PC Dave
I get a shock when I see a cyclist in the Bournemouth area who is not on the pavement.
What would finish me off is seeing a police officer doing Diddly Squat about it.
you do realise that it is actually illegal to cycle on the pavement unless it is marked as being a cycle path too? that is why the police wouldn't do anything if they saw someone cycling on the road where it is legal (the only type of road it is illegal to cycle on is motor ways), also not all cyclists go through red lights or cycle dangerously in any other way i have been cycling for over 15 year and i have never cycled through a red light, i have always had lights on my bike, i regularly have my bike serviced, i always wear a cycle helmet, i always look before i turn off one road on to another one and only attempt to tirn when it is safe to do so and the only near miss i have ever been involved in was when a pedestrian suddenly stepped out in front of me without looking
Then you should be applauded for your common sense, unfortunately there are many cyclists that lack your common sense who believe that the rules of the road don't apply to them, that's why there is so much animosity between cyclists and motorists.
[quote][p][bold]Dlt_debz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]podgie[/bold] wrote: Dear PC Dave I get a shock when I see a cyclist in the Bournemouth area who is not on the pavement. What would finish me off is seeing a police officer doing Diddly Squat about it.[/p][/quote]you do realise that it is actually illegal to cycle on the pavement unless it is marked as being a cycle path too? that is why the police wouldn't do anything if they saw someone cycling on the road where it is legal (the only type of road it is illegal to cycle on is motor ways), also not all cyclists go through red lights or cycle dangerously in any other way i have been cycling for over 15 year and i have never cycled through a red light, i have always had lights on my bike, i regularly have my bike serviced, i always wear a cycle helmet, i always look before i turn off one road on to another one and only attempt to tirn when it is safe to do so and the only near miss i have ever been involved in was when a pedestrian suddenly stepped out in front of me without looking[/p][/quote]Then you should be applauded for your common sense, unfortunately there are many cyclists that lack your common sense who believe that the rules of the road don't apply to them, that's why there is so much animosity between cyclists and motorists. Hessenford
  • Score: -26

5:54pm Fri 27 Jun 14

EGHH says...

How much longer before cycles have to carry registration plates so idiots like this can be traced!
How much longer before cycles have to carry registration plates so idiots like this can be traced! EGHH
  • Score: -8

5:57pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Hessenford says...

Hessenford wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........
Totally agree, identification for cyclists is a must, perhaps then they would abide by the rules of the road.
All the thumbs down for cyclists to have some sort of registration, I would hazard a guess that all of these are the ones who jump red lights, ride the wrong way along the roads and weave in and out of traffic and then complain when they get knocked off.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........[/p][/quote]Totally agree, identification for cyclists is a must, perhaps then they would abide by the rules of the road.[/p][/quote]All the thumbs down for cyclists to have some sort of registration, I would hazard a guess that all of these are the ones who jump red lights, ride the wrong way along the roads and weave in and out of traffic and then complain when they get knocked off. Hessenford
  • Score: -10

5:58pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Hessenford says...

EGHH wrote:
How much longer before cycles have to carry registration plates so idiots like this can be traced!
Never, they don't want to get caught do they.
[quote][p][bold]EGHH[/bold] wrote: How much longer before cycles have to carry registration plates so idiots like this can be traced![/p][/quote]Never, they don't want to get caught do they. Hessenford
  • Score: -13

6:00pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Hessenford says...

Hessenford wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........
Totally agree, identification for cyclists is a must, perhaps then they would abide by the rules of the road.
All the thumbs down for cyclists to have some sort of registration, I would hazard a guess that all of these are the ones who jump red lights, ride the wrong way along the roads and weave in and out of traffic and then complain when they get knocked off.
Update, just look at all the thumbs down for registration, obviously all the morons have jumped all the red lights and got home early.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........[/p][/quote]Totally agree, identification for cyclists is a must, perhaps then they would abide by the rules of the road.[/p][/quote]All the thumbs down for cyclists to have some sort of registration, I would hazard a guess that all of these are the ones who jump red lights, ride the wrong way along the roads and weave in and out of traffic and then complain when they get knocked off.[/p][/quote]Update, just look at all the thumbs down for registration, obviously all the morons have jumped all the red lights and got home early. Hessenford
  • Score: -19

6:03pm Fri 27 Jun 14

anotherfatslob says...

"Narrowly missed"

Rode safely past.

But at least they've helped rear another generation of cyclist haterz.
"Narrowly missed" Rode safely past. But at least they've helped rear another generation of cyclist haterz. anotherfatslob
  • Score: -3

6:06pm Fri 27 Jun 14

budgetvelo says...

EGHH wrote:
How much longer before cycles have to carry registration plates so idiots like this can be traced!
Would you like them to pay 'road tax' too??!?
[quote][p][bold]EGHH[/bold] wrote: How much longer before cycles have to carry registration plates so idiots like this can be traced![/p][/quote]Would you like them to pay 'road tax' too??!? budgetvelo
  • Score: 11

6:15pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Hessenford says...

budgetvelo wrote:
EGHH wrote:
How much longer before cycles have to carry registration plates so idiots like this can be traced!
Would you like them to pay 'road tax' too??!?
YES.
[quote][p][bold]budgetvelo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EGHH[/bold] wrote: How much longer before cycles have to carry registration plates so idiots like this can be traced![/p][/quote]Would you like them to pay 'road tax' too??!?[/p][/quote]YES. Hessenford
  • Score: -12

6:18pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Adrian XX says...

raffertyj4 wrote:
It infuriates me when I see cyclists go through red lights, or similar things. I agree most cyclists abide by the law... but there's a lot of them that give cyclists a bad name! Is there any wonder that cyclists and drivers have such a bad relationship (especially here in Bournemouth!). There should be harsher penalties for things like this for cyclists.
It infuriates me when I see motorists speeding on Holes Bay road, which they were clearly doing regularly since so many of them got caught by the speed camera (and you really had to be incompetent to be caught by it - there were warning signs, marks on the road and it is bright yellow). Obviously I would like to see it switched back on. I hope all the people who complain about cyclists running red lights never break the speed limit in their cars.
[quote][p][bold]raffertyj4[/bold] wrote: It infuriates me when I see cyclists go through red lights, or similar things. I agree most cyclists abide by the law... but there's a lot of them that give cyclists a bad name! Is there any wonder that cyclists and drivers have such a bad relationship (especially here in Bournemouth!). There should be harsher penalties for things like this for cyclists.[/p][/quote]It infuriates me when I see motorists speeding on Holes Bay road, which they were clearly doing regularly since so many of them got caught by the speed camera (and you really had to be incompetent to be caught by it - there were warning signs, marks on the road and it is bright yellow). Obviously I would like to see it switched back on. I hope all the people who complain about cyclists running red lights never break the speed limit in their cars. Adrian XX
  • Score: 15

6:22pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Hessenford says...

Adrian XX wrote:
raffertyj4 wrote:
It infuriates me when I see cyclists go through red lights, or similar things. I agree most cyclists abide by the law... but there's a lot of them that give cyclists a bad name! Is there any wonder that cyclists and drivers have such a bad relationship (especially here in Bournemouth!). There should be harsher penalties for things like this for cyclists.
It infuriates me when I see motorists speeding on Holes Bay road, which they were clearly doing regularly since so many of them got caught by the speed camera (and you really had to be incompetent to be caught by it - there were warning signs, marks on the road and it is bright yellow). Obviously I would like to see it switched back on. I hope all the people who complain about cyclists running red lights never break the speed limit in their cars.
And why were they caught, registration plates, that's why cyclists should have them.
[quote][p][bold]Adrian XX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raffertyj4[/bold] wrote: It infuriates me when I see cyclists go through red lights, or similar things. I agree most cyclists abide by the law... but there's a lot of them that give cyclists a bad name! Is there any wonder that cyclists and drivers have such a bad relationship (especially here in Bournemouth!). There should be harsher penalties for things like this for cyclists.[/p][/quote]It infuriates me when I see motorists speeding on Holes Bay road, which they were clearly doing regularly since so many of them got caught by the speed camera (and you really had to be incompetent to be caught by it - there were warning signs, marks on the road and it is bright yellow). Obviously I would like to see it switched back on. I hope all the people who complain about cyclists running red lights never break the speed limit in their cars.[/p][/quote]And why were they caught, registration plates, that's why cyclists should have them. Hessenford
  • Score: -12

6:45pm Fri 27 Jun 14

grange47 says...

bobthedestroyer wrote:
grange47 wrote:
Ash_69 wrote:
See See - All cyclists are evil.

And they look stupid in their pointy hats, Lycra and silly shoes. (Mind you that one is not wearing any of that!)

Wizzing around on the silly skinny tire, head down racing machines (okay he's not on one of those either!)

I bet he kicked a cat in the morning too.

This is why all cyclists should be banned from the roads, because every single one of them is the same.

Grumble Grumble, Vote UKIP, All that is in the daily mail is true, Richard Littlejohn is the voice of the nation, Life was so much better in the 50' Arms folded and extra loud tutting...

;)
My thoughts exactly. And most of this bile from motorists no doubt - like they'd know anything about the Highway Code
Based on your Highway Code comment it doesn't apply to cyclists then?
Yes it does apply to cyclists. In my experience, as a cyclist, it doesn't matter if you follow the Highway Code, this isn't good enough for some motorists. I've been verbally abused many times, to the extent that I actually fear for my physical safety. When all I want to do is get home in one piece to my wife and kids
[quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]grange47[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ash_69[/bold] wrote: See See - All cyclists are evil. And they look stupid in their pointy hats, Lycra and silly shoes. (Mind you that one is not wearing any of that!) Wizzing around on the silly skinny tire, head down racing machines (okay he's not on one of those either!) I bet he kicked a cat in the morning too. This is why all cyclists should be banned from the roads, because every single one of them is the same. Grumble Grumble, Vote UKIP, All that is in the daily mail is true, Richard Littlejohn is the voice of the nation, Life was so much better in the 50' Arms folded and extra loud tutting... ;)[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. And most of this bile from motorists no doubt - like they'd know anything about the Highway Code[/p][/quote]Based on your Highway Code comment it doesn't apply to cyclists then?[/p][/quote]Yes it does apply to cyclists. In my experience, as a cyclist, it doesn't matter if you follow the Highway Code, this isn't good enough for some motorists. I've been verbally abused many times, to the extent that I actually fear for my physical safety. When all I want to do is get home in one piece to my wife and kids grange47
  • Score: 18

6:51pm Fri 27 Jun 14

boardsandphotos says...

Hessenford wrote:
Adrian XX wrote:
raffertyj4 wrote:
It infuriates me when I see cyclists go through red lights, or similar things. I agree most cyclists abide by the law... but there's a lot of them that give cyclists a bad name! Is there any wonder that cyclists and drivers have such a bad relationship (especially here in Bournemouth!). There should be harsher penalties for things like this for cyclists.
It infuriates me when I see motorists speeding on Holes Bay road, which they were clearly doing regularly since so many of them got caught by the speed camera (and you really had to be incompetent to be caught by it - there were warning signs, marks on the road and it is bright yellow). Obviously I would like to see it switched back on. I hope all the people who complain about cyclists running red lights never break the speed limit in their cars.
And why were they caught, registration plates, that's why cyclists should have them.
As a cyclist and a civilised human being I would like to condemn this man's actions, both the illegal actions while cycling and also the abuse he gave those who tried to point out the error of his ways.

This man is a yob and doesn't represent anyone I know or would associate with as far as fellow cyclists are concerned, I sincerely hope someone recognises him and lets the police know.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Adrian XX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raffertyj4[/bold] wrote: It infuriates me when I see cyclists go through red lights, or similar things. I agree most cyclists abide by the law... but there's a lot of them that give cyclists a bad name! Is there any wonder that cyclists and drivers have such a bad relationship (especially here in Bournemouth!). There should be harsher penalties for things like this for cyclists.[/p][/quote]It infuriates me when I see motorists speeding on Holes Bay road, which they were clearly doing regularly since so many of them got caught by the speed camera (and you really had to be incompetent to be caught by it - there were warning signs, marks on the road and it is bright yellow). Obviously I would like to see it switched back on. I hope all the people who complain about cyclists running red lights never break the speed limit in their cars.[/p][/quote]And why were they caught, registration plates, that's why cyclists should have them.[/p][/quote]As a cyclist and a civilised human being I would like to condemn this man's actions, both the illegal actions while cycling and also the abuse he gave those who tried to point out the error of his ways. This man is a yob and doesn't represent anyone I know or would associate with as far as fellow cyclists are concerned, I sincerely hope someone recognises him and lets the police know. boardsandphotos
  • Score: 38

6:55pm Fri 27 Jun 14

herne says...

budgetvelo wrote:
EGHH wrote:
How much longer before cycles have to carry registration plates so idiots like this can be traced!
Would you like them to pay 'road tax' too??!?
Road tax went out in 1937.
[quote][p][bold]budgetvelo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EGHH[/bold] wrote: How much longer before cycles have to carry registration plates so idiots like this can be traced![/p][/quote]Would you like them to pay 'road tax' too??!?[/p][/quote]Road tax went out in 1937. herne
  • Score: 5

6:57pm Fri 27 Jun 14

boardsandphotos says...

herne wrote:
budgetvelo wrote:
EGHH wrote:
How much longer before cycles have to carry registration plates so idiots like this can be traced!
Would you like them to pay 'road tax' too??!?
Road tax went out in 1937.
That doesn't stop some motorists believing they literally own the roads.
[quote][p][bold]herne[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]budgetvelo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EGHH[/bold] wrote: How much longer before cycles have to carry registration plates so idiots like this can be traced![/p][/quote]Would you like them to pay 'road tax' too??!?[/p][/quote]Road tax went out in 1937.[/p][/quote]That doesn't stop some motorists believing they literally own the roads. boardsandphotos
  • Score: 5

7:16pm Fri 27 Jun 14

grange47 says...

boardsandphotos wrote:
herne wrote:
budgetvelo wrote:
EGHH wrote:
How much longer before cycles have to carry registration plates so idiots like this can be traced!
Would you like them to pay 'road tax' too??!?
Road tax went out in 1937.
That doesn't stop some motorists believing they literally own the roads.
In my experience, especially if they've paid a lot of money for their car
[quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]herne[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]budgetvelo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EGHH[/bold] wrote: How much longer before cycles have to carry registration plates so idiots like this can be traced![/p][/quote]Would you like them to pay 'road tax' too??!?[/p][/quote]Road tax went out in 1937.[/p][/quote]That doesn't stop some motorists believing they literally own the roads.[/p][/quote]In my experience, especially if they've paid a lot of money for their car grange47
  • Score: 6

7:25pm Fri 27 Jun 14

podgie says...

Dlt_debz wrote:
podgie wrote:
Dear PC Dave
I get a shock when I see a cyclist in the Bournemouth area who is not on the pavement.
What would finish me off is seeing a police officer doing Diddly Squat about it.
you do realise that it is actually illegal to cycle on the pavement unless it is marked as being a cycle path too? that is why the police wouldn't do anything if they saw someone cycling on the road where it is legal (the only type of road it is illegal to cycle on is motor ways), also not all cyclists go through red lights or cycle dangerously in any other way i have been cycling for over 15 year and i have never cycled through a red light, i have always had lights on my bike, i regularly have my bike serviced, i always wear a cycle helmet, i always look before i turn off one road on to another one and only attempt to tirn when it is safe to do so and the only near miss i have ever been involved in was when a pedestrian suddenly stepped out in front of me without looking
Do you realise it is an offence to drink on an empty head????
[quote][p][bold]Dlt_debz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]podgie[/bold] wrote: Dear PC Dave I get a shock when I see a cyclist in the Bournemouth area who is not on the pavement. What would finish me off is seeing a police officer doing Diddly Squat about it.[/p][/quote]you do realise that it is actually illegal to cycle on the pavement unless it is marked as being a cycle path too? that is why the police wouldn't do anything if they saw someone cycling on the road where it is legal (the only type of road it is illegal to cycle on is motor ways), also not all cyclists go through red lights or cycle dangerously in any other way i have been cycling for over 15 year and i have never cycled through a red light, i have always had lights on my bike, i regularly have my bike serviced, i always wear a cycle helmet, i always look before i turn off one road on to another one and only attempt to tirn when it is safe to do so and the only near miss i have ever been involved in was when a pedestrian suddenly stepped out in front of me without looking[/p][/quote]Do you realise it is an offence to drink on an empty head???? podgie
  • Score: -3

7:29pm Fri 27 Jun 14

raffertyj4 says...

boardsandphotos wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Adrian XX wrote:
raffertyj4 wrote:
It infuriates me when I see cyclists go through red lights, or similar things. I agree most cyclists abide by the law... but there's a lot of them that give cyclists a bad name! Is there any wonder that cyclists and drivers have such a bad relationship (especially here in Bournemouth!). There should be harsher penalties for things like this for cyclists.
It infuriates me when I see motorists speeding on Holes Bay road, which they were clearly doing regularly since so many of them got caught by the speed camera (and you really had to be incompetent to be caught by it - there were warning signs, marks on the road and it is bright yellow). Obviously I would like to see it switched back on. I hope all the people who complain about cyclists running red lights never break the speed limit in their cars.
And why were they caught, registration plates, that's why cyclists should have them.
As a cyclist and a civilised human being I would like to condemn this man's actions, both the illegal actions while cycling and also the abuse he gave those who tried to point out the error of his ways.

This man is a yob and doesn't represent anyone I know or would associate with as far as fellow cyclists are concerned, I sincerely hope someone recognises him and lets the police know.
Agreed. I know most cyclists abide by the law. Unfortunately, lots of them don't. It shouldn't be that difficult for motorists and cyclists to live on the road together in harmony.
[quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Adrian XX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raffertyj4[/bold] wrote: It infuriates me when I see cyclists go through red lights, or similar things. I agree most cyclists abide by the law... but there's a lot of them that give cyclists a bad name! Is there any wonder that cyclists and drivers have such a bad relationship (especially here in Bournemouth!). There should be harsher penalties for things like this for cyclists.[/p][/quote]It infuriates me when I see motorists speeding on Holes Bay road, which they were clearly doing regularly since so many of them got caught by the speed camera (and you really had to be incompetent to be caught by it - there were warning signs, marks on the road and it is bright yellow). Obviously I would like to see it switched back on. I hope all the people who complain about cyclists running red lights never break the speed limit in their cars.[/p][/quote]And why were they caught, registration plates, that's why cyclists should have them.[/p][/quote]As a cyclist and a civilised human being I would like to condemn this man's actions, both the illegal actions while cycling and also the abuse he gave those who tried to point out the error of his ways. This man is a yob and doesn't represent anyone I know or would associate with as far as fellow cyclists are concerned, I sincerely hope someone recognises him and lets the police know.[/p][/quote]Agreed. I know most cyclists abide by the law. Unfortunately, lots of them don't. It shouldn't be that difficult for motorists and cyclists to live on the road together in harmony. raffertyj4
  • Score: 13

7:30pm Fri 27 Jun 14

raffertyj4 says...

Adrian XX wrote:
raffertyj4 wrote:
It infuriates me when I see cyclists go through red lights, or similar things. I agree most cyclists abide by the law... but there's a lot of them that give cyclists a bad name! Is there any wonder that cyclists and drivers have such a bad relationship (especially here in Bournemouth!). There should be harsher penalties for things like this for cyclists.
It infuriates me when I see motorists speeding on Holes Bay road, which they were clearly doing regularly since so many of them got caught by the speed camera (and you really had to be incompetent to be caught by it - there were warning signs, marks on the road and it is bright yellow). Obviously I would like to see it switched back on. I hope all the people who complain about cyclists running red lights never break the speed limit in their cars.
As I said, I know most abide by the law - I wasn't having a go at ALL cyclists. Motorists break the law too but the majority stick to it.
[quote][p][bold]Adrian XX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raffertyj4[/bold] wrote: It infuriates me when I see cyclists go through red lights, or similar things. I agree most cyclists abide by the law... but there's a lot of them that give cyclists a bad name! Is there any wonder that cyclists and drivers have such a bad relationship (especially here in Bournemouth!). There should be harsher penalties for things like this for cyclists.[/p][/quote]It infuriates me when I see motorists speeding on Holes Bay road, which they were clearly doing regularly since so many of them got caught by the speed camera (and you really had to be incompetent to be caught by it - there were warning signs, marks on the road and it is bright yellow). Obviously I would like to see it switched back on. I hope all the people who complain about cyclists running red lights never break the speed limit in their cars.[/p][/quote]As I said, I know most abide by the law - I wasn't having a go at ALL cyclists. Motorists break the law too but the majority stick to it. raffertyj4
  • Score: 8

7:58pm Fri 27 Jun 14

grange47 says...

bsjc1234 wrote:
Dear local PC, not sure if I can help on this one but if you go and stand at Stoney Lane south traffic lights between 07:30 and 08:00 on a workday morning I can promise you that you will catch a few others cyclist jumping the lights, hope you find the one who records his bike rides....wonder if he ever edits that bit out?
Oh come on, do behave. Go and stand on any junction with traffic lights anywhere and you'll see many more motorists driving through red lights than cyclists. Go on, admit it, i'll bet you've done it ?
[quote][p][bold]bsjc1234[/bold] wrote: Dear local PC, not sure if I can help on this one but if you go and stand at Stoney Lane south traffic lights between 07:30 and 08:00 on a workday morning I can promise you that you will catch a few others cyclist jumping the lights, hope you find the one who records his bike rides....wonder if he ever edits that bit out?[/p][/quote]Oh come on, do behave. Go and stand on any junction with traffic lights anywhere and you'll see many more motorists driving through red lights than cyclists. Go on, admit it, i'll bet you've done it ? grange47
  • Score: -12

8:42pm Fri 27 Jun 14

nosuchluck54 says...

Hessenford wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........
Totally agree, identification for cyclists is a must, perhaps then they would abide by the rules of the road.
All the thumbs down for cyclists to have some sort of registration, I would hazard a guess that all of these are the ones who jump red lights, ride the wrong way along the roads and weave in and out of traffic and then complain when they get knocked off.
May I respectfully suggest that all the thumbs down on your comments probably reflect the opinion of readers towards your constant mindless drivel,just a thought !
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........[/p][/quote]Totally agree, identification for cyclists is a must, perhaps then they would abide by the rules of the road.[/p][/quote]All the thumbs down for cyclists to have some sort of registration, I would hazard a guess that all of these are the ones who jump red lights, ride the wrong way along the roads and weave in and out of traffic and then complain when they get knocked off.[/p][/quote]May I respectfully suggest that all the thumbs down on your comments probably reflect the opinion of readers towards your constant mindless drivel,just a thought ! nosuchluck54
  • Score: 10

9:44pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Hessenford says...

nosuchluck54 wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........
Totally agree, identification for cyclists is a must, perhaps then they would abide by the rules of the road.
All the thumbs down for cyclists to have some sort of registration, I would hazard a guess that all of these are the ones who jump red lights, ride the wrong way along the roads and weave in and out of traffic and then complain when they get knocked off.
May I respectfully suggest that all the thumbs down on your comments probably reflect the opinion of readers towards your constant mindless drivel,just a thought !
Cyclist.
[quote][p][bold]nosuchluck54[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........[/p][/quote]Totally agree, identification for cyclists is a must, perhaps then they would abide by the rules of the road.[/p][/quote]All the thumbs down for cyclists to have some sort of registration, I would hazard a guess that all of these are the ones who jump red lights, ride the wrong way along the roads and weave in and out of traffic and then complain when they get knocked off.[/p][/quote]May I respectfully suggest that all the thumbs down on your comments probably reflect the opinion of readers towards your constant mindless drivel,just a thought ![/p][/quote]Cyclist. Hessenford
  • Score: -14

9:50pm Fri 27 Jun 14

scrumpyjack says...

Ash_69 wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........
I wish the motorbikes that race along the B3081 had proper size number plates or not the ones that fold up as they race through the villages & towns.

Or the ones that have been green laneing or going "off-piste" that seem to not even have one on at all but still quite happy to also use the roads.

Get off your high horse and get your own house in order before pointing the fingers at others.

Oh and yes I have a motorbike license too but enjoys my cars more and the fitness and freedom I can get from being out on a bike with my family.
I can't be arsed with these 'throwers of things' and knew they would be on this like sharks around blood conveniently ignoring the dozens of a'hole driver stories we get every month and even brought up the one other cyclist story from last year bad calling for gaol sentence for jumping a red light at 5 miles an hour.

The guy is a d I c k and would be in any mode of forward movement but hey let's make him the mayor of cycleville.
[quote][p][bold]Ash_69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........[/p][/quote]I wish the motorbikes that race along the B3081 had proper size number plates or not the ones that fold up as they race through the villages & towns. Or the ones that have been green laneing or going "off-piste" that seem to not even have one on at all but still quite happy to also use the roads. Get off your high horse and get your own house in order before pointing the fingers at others. Oh and yes I have a motorbike license too but enjoys my cars more and the fitness and freedom I can get from being out on a bike with my family.[/p][/quote]I can't be arsed with these 'throwers of things' and knew they would be on this like sharks around blood conveniently ignoring the dozens of a'hole driver stories we get every month and even brought up the one other cyclist story from last year bad calling for gaol sentence for jumping a red light at 5 miles an hour. The guy is a d I c k and would be in any mode of forward movement but hey let's make him the mayor of cycleville. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 0

9:50pm Fri 27 Jun 14

scrumpyjack says...

Ash_69 wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........
I wish the motorbikes that race along the B3081 had proper size number plates or not the ones that fold up as they race through the villages & towns.

Or the ones that have been green laneing or going "off-piste" that seem to not even have one on at all but still quite happy to also use the roads.

Get off your high horse and get your own house in order before pointing the fingers at others.

Oh and yes I have a motorbike license too but enjoys my cars more and the fitness and freedom I can get from being out on a bike with my family.
I can't be arsed with these 'throwers of things' and knew they would be on this like sharks around blood conveniently ignoring the dozens of a'hole driver stories we get every month and even brought up the one other cyclist story from last year bad calling for gaol sentence for jumping a red light at 5 miles an hour.

The guy is a d I c k and would be in any mode of forward movement but hey let's make him the mayor of cycleville.
[quote][p][bold]Ash_69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........[/p][/quote]I wish the motorbikes that race along the B3081 had proper size number plates or not the ones that fold up as they race through the villages & towns. Or the ones that have been green laneing or going "off-piste" that seem to not even have one on at all but still quite happy to also use the roads. Get off your high horse and get your own house in order before pointing the fingers at others. Oh and yes I have a motorbike license too but enjoys my cars more and the fitness and freedom I can get from being out on a bike with my family.[/p][/quote]I can't be arsed with these 'throwers of things' and knew they would be on this like sharks around blood conveniently ignoring the dozens of a'hole driver stories we get every month and even brought up the one other cyclist story from last year bad calling for gaol sentence for jumping a red light at 5 miles an hour. The guy is a d I c k and would be in any mode of forward movement but hey let's make him the mayor of cycleville. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 0

9:57pm Fri 27 Jun 14

scrumpyjack says...

Dlt_debz wrote:
podgie wrote:
Dear PC Dave
I get a shock when I see a cyclist in the Bournemouth area who is not on the pavement.
What would finish me off is seeing a police officer doing Diddly Squat about it.
you do realise that it is actually illegal to cycle on the pavement unless it is marked as being a cycle path too? that is why the police wouldn't do anything if they saw someone cycling on the road where it is legal (the only type of road it is illegal to cycle on is motor ways), also not all cyclists go through red lights or cycle dangerously in any other way i have been cycling for over 15 year and i have never cycled through a red light, i have always had lights on my bike, i regularly have my bike serviced, i always wear a cycle helmet, i always look before i turn off one road on to another one and only attempt to tirn when it is safe to do so and the only near miss i have ever been involved in was when a pedestrian suddenly stepped out in front of me without looking
Bit smug 'ain't you love?
[quote][p][bold]Dlt_debz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]podgie[/bold] wrote: Dear PC Dave I get a shock when I see a cyclist in the Bournemouth area who is not on the pavement. What would finish me off is seeing a police officer doing Diddly Squat about it.[/p][/quote]you do realise that it is actually illegal to cycle on the pavement unless it is marked as being a cycle path too? that is why the police wouldn't do anything if they saw someone cycling on the road where it is legal (the only type of road it is illegal to cycle on is motor ways), also not all cyclists go through red lights or cycle dangerously in any other way i have been cycling for over 15 year and i have never cycled through a red light, i have always had lights on my bike, i regularly have my bike serviced, i always wear a cycle helmet, i always look before i turn off one road on to another one and only attempt to tirn when it is safe to do so and the only near miss i have ever been involved in was when a pedestrian suddenly stepped out in front of me without looking[/p][/quote]Bit smug 'ain't you love? scrumpyjack
  • Score: -8

10:00pm Fri 27 Jun 14

scrumpyjack says...

Hessenford wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........
Totally agree, identification for cyclists is a must, perhaps then they would abide by the rules of the road.
All the thumbs down for cyclists to have some sort of registration, I would hazard a guess that all of these are the ones who jump red lights, ride the wrong way along the roads and weave in and out of traffic and then complain when they get knocked off.
I have thumbed you down and a car driver.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........[/p][/quote]Totally agree, identification for cyclists is a must, perhaps then they would abide by the rules of the road.[/p][/quote]All the thumbs down for cyclists to have some sort of registration, I would hazard a guess that all of these are the ones who jump red lights, ride the wrong way along the roads and weave in and out of traffic and then complain when they get knocked off.[/p][/quote]I have thumbed you down and a car driver. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 5

10:01pm Fri 27 Jun 14

scrumpyjack says...

* am a car driver
* am a car driver scrumpyjack
  • Score: -6

10:09pm Fri 27 Jun 14

scrumpyjack says...

anotherfatslob wrote:
"Narrowly missed"

Rode safely past.

But at least they've helped rear another generation of cyclist haterz.
Spot on.
[quote][p][bold]anotherfatslob[/bold] wrote: "Narrowly missed" Rode safely past. But at least they've helped rear another generation of cyclist haterz.[/p][/quote]Spot on. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 0

10:15pm Fri 27 Jun 14

scrumpyjack says...

bobthedestroyer wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........
Totally agree, identification for cyclists is a must, perhaps then they would abide by the rules of the road.
It would also help in reducing bike theft as you would know who the registered owner is.
Exactly how would it?

*roles eyes at prejudice resulting in really 'questionable' 'ideas'.
[quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........[/p][/quote]Totally agree, identification for cyclists is a must, perhaps then they would abide by the rules of the road.[/p][/quote]It would also help in reducing bike theft as you would know who the registered owner is.[/p][/quote]Exactly how would it? *roles eyes at prejudice resulting in really 'questionable' 'ideas'. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 4

10:25pm Fri 27 Jun 14

scrumpyjack says...

herne wrote:
budgetvelo wrote:
EGHH wrote:
How much longer before cycles have to carry registration plates so idiots like this can be traced!
Would you like them to pay 'road tax' too??!?
Road tax went out in 1937.
My current road tax (£235) that he/she knew that.
[quote][p][bold]herne[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]budgetvelo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EGHH[/bold] wrote: How much longer before cycles have to carry registration plates so idiots like this can be traced![/p][/quote]Would you like them to pay 'road tax' too??!?[/p][/quote]Road tax went out in 1937.[/p][/quote]My current road tax (£235) that he/she knew that. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 1

11:02pm Fri 27 Jun 14

ragj195 says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
Ash_69 wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........
I wish the motorbikes that race along the B3081 had proper size number plates or not the ones that fold up as they race through the villages & towns.

Or the ones that have been green laneing or going "off-piste" that seem to not even have one on at all but still quite happy to also use the roads.

Get off your high horse and get your own house in order before pointing the fingers at others.

Oh and yes I have a motorbike license too but enjoys my cars more and the fitness and freedom I can get from being out on a bike with my family.
I can't be arsed with these 'throwers of things' and knew they would be on this like sharks around blood conveniently ignoring the dozens of a'hole driver stories we get every month and even brought up the one other cyclist story from last year bad calling for gaol sentence for jumping a red light at 5 miles an hour.

The guy is a d I c k and would be in any mode of forward movement but hey let's make him the mayor of cycleville.
Exactly, he probably also owns a car and drives like an ****hole as well but as we don't know him let's label him a "cyclist". The fact is there are ****holes everywhere and whether they own a dog, bike or car doesn't mean that others who have the same share anything in common with them.
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ash_69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........[/p][/quote]I wish the motorbikes that race along the B3081 had proper size number plates or not the ones that fold up as they race through the villages & towns. Or the ones that have been green laneing or going "off-piste" that seem to not even have one on at all but still quite happy to also use the roads. Get off your high horse and get your own house in order before pointing the fingers at others. Oh and yes I have a motorbike license too but enjoys my cars more and the fitness and freedom I can get from being out on a bike with my family.[/p][/quote]I can't be arsed with these 'throwers of things' and knew they would be on this like sharks around blood conveniently ignoring the dozens of a'hole driver stories we get every month and even brought up the one other cyclist story from last year bad calling for gaol sentence for jumping a red light at 5 miles an hour. The guy is a d I c k and would be in any mode of forward movement but hey let's make him the mayor of cycleville.[/p][/quote]Exactly, he probably also owns a car and drives like an ****hole as well but as we don't know him let's label him a "cyclist". The fact is there are ****holes everywhere and whether they own a dog, bike or car doesn't mean that others who have the same share anything in common with them. ragj195
  • Score: 8

11:26pm Fri 27 Jun 14

bobthedestroyer says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
bobthedestroyer wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........
Totally agree, identification for cyclists is a must, perhaps then they would abide by the rules of the road.
It would also help in reducing bike theft as you would know who the registered owner is.
Exactly how would it?

*roles eyes at prejudice resulting in really 'questionable' 'ideas'.
Er because you would be able to determine the owner of the bike. Simple concept a bit like cars if someone steals a car that isn't theirs in a bizarre world the police cam identify the registered owner and even weirder that would enable them to work out if the driver was given permission or they stole it. I know it seems a far out idea but if you are a thief and there is a way of catching you it would put some opportunist thiefs off. I never said it would eradicate crime or solve the world's problems just made a suggestion. As always on here you can't have an opinion of your own because of the usual trolls. I don't give a hoot if you're a cyclist lover or hater, there are a aresholes in the world some drive, some cycle and some walk
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........[/p][/quote]Totally agree, identification for cyclists is a must, perhaps then they would abide by the rules of the road.[/p][/quote]It would also help in reducing bike theft as you would know who the registered owner is.[/p][/quote]Exactly how would it? *roles eyes at prejudice resulting in really 'questionable' 'ideas'.[/p][/quote]Er because you would be able to determine the owner of the bike. Simple concept a bit like cars if someone steals a car that isn't theirs in a bizarre world the police cam identify the registered owner and even weirder that would enable them to work out if the driver was given permission or they stole it. I know it seems a far out idea but if you are a thief and there is a way of catching you it would put some opportunist thiefs off. I never said it would eradicate crime or solve the world's problems just made a suggestion. As always on here you can't have an opinion of your own because of the usual trolls. I don't give a hoot if you're a cyclist lover or hater, there are a aresholes in the world some drive, some cycle and some walk bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 3

11:28pm Fri 27 Jun 14

bobthedestroyer says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
bobthedestroyer wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........
Totally agree, identification for cyclists is a must, perhaps then they would abide by the rules of the road.
It would also help in reducing bike theft as you would know who the registered owner is.
Exactly how would it?

*roles eyes at prejudice resulting in really 'questionable' 'ideas'.
And it would be rolls not roles. Just highlighting lack of education
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........[/p][/quote]Totally agree, identification for cyclists is a must, perhaps then they would abide by the rules of the road.[/p][/quote]It would also help in reducing bike theft as you would know who the registered owner is.[/p][/quote]Exactly how would it? *roles eyes at prejudice resulting in really 'questionable' 'ideas'.[/p][/quote]And it would be rolls not roles. Just highlighting lack of education bobthedestroyer
  • Score: -3

12:00am Sat 28 Jun 14

breamoreboy says...

abc100 wrote:
No no don't believe it, all cyclists are wonderful and never do things like this constantly!!!!!
This is getting rather tedious. However as a cyclist I'd be perfectly happy if they catch him, have a fair trial and then hang him. And as Del Boy pointed out, not necessarily by the neck.
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: No no don't believe it, all cyclists are wonderful and never do things like this constantly!!!!![/p][/quote]This is getting rather tedious. However as a cyclist I'd be perfectly happy if they catch him, have a fair trial and then hang him. And as Del Boy pointed out, not necessarily by the neck. breamoreboy
  • Score: 4

12:06am Sat 28 Jun 14

breamoreboy says...

suzigirl wrote:
If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........
That simply wouldn't work, as all cyclists are such diabolical law breakers they'd just ride around with false plates.
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........[/p][/quote]That simply wouldn't work, as all cyclists are such diabolical law breakers they'd just ride around with false plates. breamoreboy
  • Score: 3

12:11am Sat 28 Jun 14

breamoreboy says...

Hessenford wrote:
grange47 wrote:
Ash_69 wrote:
See See - All cyclists are evil.

And they look stupid in their pointy hats, Lycra and silly shoes. (Mind you that one is not wearing any of that!)

Wizzing around on the silly skinny tire, head down racing machines (okay he's not on one of those either!)

I bet he kicked a cat in the morning too.

This is why all cyclists should be banned from the roads, because every single one of them is the same.

Grumble Grumble, Vote UKIP, All that is in the daily mail is true, Richard Littlejohn is the voice of the nation, Life was so much better in the 50' Arms folded and extra loud tutting...

;)
My thoughts exactly. And most of this bile from motorists no doubt - like they'd know anything about the Highway Code
Obviously from this story neither do cyclists know anything about the highway code or common courtesy.
A cyclist in this case translates into cyclists, implying all of them. That's a very interesting stand to take.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]grange47[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ash_69[/bold] wrote: See See - All cyclists are evil. And they look stupid in their pointy hats, Lycra and silly shoes. (Mind you that one is not wearing any of that!) Wizzing around on the silly skinny tire, head down racing machines (okay he's not on one of those either!) I bet he kicked a cat in the morning too. This is why all cyclists should be banned from the roads, because every single one of them is the same. Grumble Grumble, Vote UKIP, All that is in the daily mail is true, Richard Littlejohn is the voice of the nation, Life was so much better in the 50' Arms folded and extra loud tutting... ;)[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. And most of this bile from motorists no doubt - like they'd know anything about the Highway Code[/p][/quote]Obviously from this story neither do cyclists know anything about the highway code or common courtesy.[/p][/quote]A cyclist in this case translates into cyclists, implying all of them. That's a very interesting stand to take. breamoreboy
  • Score: 4

12:14am Sat 28 Jun 14

breamoreboy says...

Hessenford wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........
Totally agree, identification for cyclists is a must, perhaps then they would abide by the rules of the road.
As the two of you are in full agreement and feel so strongly I suggest that the two of you pay for it, because I've no intention of doing so.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........[/p][/quote]Totally agree, identification for cyclists is a must, perhaps then they would abide by the rules of the road.[/p][/quote]As the two of you are in full agreement and feel so strongly I suggest that the two of you pay for it, because I've no intention of doing so. breamoreboy
  • Score: -3

12:18am Sat 28 Jun 14

breamoreboy says...

Hessenford wrote:
Dlt_debz wrote:
podgie wrote:
Dear PC Dave
I get a shock when I see a cyclist in the Bournemouth area who is not on the pavement.
What would finish me off is seeing a police officer doing Diddly Squat about it.
you do realise that it is actually illegal to cycle on the pavement unless it is marked as being a cycle path too? that is why the police wouldn't do anything if they saw someone cycling on the road where it is legal (the only type of road it is illegal to cycle on is motor ways), also not all cyclists go through red lights or cycle dangerously in any other way i have been cycling for over 15 year and i have never cycled through a red light, i have always had lights on my bike, i regularly have my bike serviced, i always wear a cycle helmet, i always look before i turn off one road on to another one and only attempt to tirn when it is safe to do so and the only near miss i have ever been involved in was when a pedestrian suddenly stepped out in front of me without looking
Then you should be applauded for your common sense, unfortunately there are many cyclists that lack your common sense who believe that the rules of the road don't apply to them, that's why there is so much animosity between cyclists and motorists.
Most of the animosity is caused by the simple fact that one ton of motor car is a rather more dangerous piece of kit than a few pounds of bike.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dlt_debz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]podgie[/bold] wrote: Dear PC Dave I get a shock when I see a cyclist in the Bournemouth area who is not on the pavement. What would finish me off is seeing a police officer doing Diddly Squat about it.[/p][/quote]you do realise that it is actually illegal to cycle on the pavement unless it is marked as being a cycle path too? that is why the police wouldn't do anything if they saw someone cycling on the road where it is legal (the only type of road it is illegal to cycle on is motor ways), also not all cyclists go through red lights or cycle dangerously in any other way i have been cycling for over 15 year and i have never cycled through a red light, i have always had lights on my bike, i regularly have my bike serviced, i always wear a cycle helmet, i always look before i turn off one road on to another one and only attempt to tirn when it is safe to do so and the only near miss i have ever been involved in was when a pedestrian suddenly stepped out in front of me without looking[/p][/quote]Then you should be applauded for your common sense, unfortunately there are many cyclists that lack your common sense who believe that the rules of the road don't apply to them, that's why there is so much animosity between cyclists and motorists.[/p][/quote]Most of the animosity is caused by the simple fact that one ton of motor car is a rather more dangerous piece of kit than a few pounds of bike. breamoreboy
  • Score: 2

12:21am Sat 28 Jun 14

B Unit says...

Drive through Bridge Street everyday to commute to work, and see a few cyclist mount the pavement every week, especially those impatient to wait at red lights. Not every cyclist, but enough to suggest to others that you can get away with it.

Picture looks like he's a fair weather cyclist, bike detail not clear.
Drive through Bridge Street everyday to commute to work, and see a few cyclist mount the pavement every week, especially those impatient to wait at red lights. Not every cyclist, but enough to suggest to others that you can get away with it. Picture looks like he's a fair weather cyclist, bike detail not clear. B Unit
  • Score: 6

12:27am Sat 28 Jun 14

hewitn says...

I wonder if he is the same pleasant chap who went flying through undertaking the waiting traffic and straight through the red light at the pedestrian crossing at the fairmile near peeks on thursday and missed taking me and my three year old son by about 2 inches on Thursday afternoon. Description was similar. Just tore off and didnt even bother to look back despite me yelling at him to stop. Its time something was done about these idiots.
I wonder if he is the same pleasant chap who went flying through undertaking the waiting traffic and straight through the red light at the pedestrian crossing at the fairmile near peeks on thursday and missed taking me and my three year old son by about 2 inches on Thursday afternoon. Description was similar. Just tore off and didnt even bother to look back despite me yelling at him to stop. Its time something was done about these idiots. hewitn
  • Score: 14

1:45am Sat 28 Jun 14

shiningstar913 says...

Looks like carlton saunders.
Looks like carlton saunders. shiningstar913
  • Score: 1

6:51am Sat 28 Jun 14

nosuchluck54 says...

Hessenford wrote:
nosuchluck54 wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........
Totally agree, identification for cyclists is a must, perhaps then they would abide by the rules of the road.
All the thumbs down for cyclists to have some sort of registration, I would hazard a guess that all of these are the ones who jump red lights, ride the wrong way along the roads and weave in and out of traffic and then complain when they get knocked off.
May I respectfully suggest that all the thumbs down on your comments probably reflect the opinion of readers towards your constant mindless drivel,just a thought !
Cyclist.
Unfortunately WRONG again,I would be a danger to everyone if I decided to cycle on our roads and I strongly suspect that yourself along with many anti-cyclists would be unable to ride a cycle, either through physical limitations or sheer laziness,again with all due respect of course.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nosuchluck54[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........[/p][/quote]Totally agree, identification for cyclists is a must, perhaps then they would abide by the rules of the road.[/p][/quote]All the thumbs down for cyclists to have some sort of registration, I would hazard a guess that all of these are the ones who jump red lights, ride the wrong way along the roads and weave in and out of traffic and then complain when they get knocked off.[/p][/quote]May I respectfully suggest that all the thumbs down on your comments probably reflect the opinion of readers towards your constant mindless drivel,just a thought ![/p][/quote]Cyclist.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately WRONG again,I would be a danger to everyone if I decided to cycle on our roads and I strongly suspect that yourself along with many anti-cyclists would be unable to ride a cycle, either through physical limitations or sheer laziness,again with all due respect of course. nosuchluck54
  • Score: 2

7:45am Sat 28 Jun 14

hamworthygirl says...

Irrelevant whether its a cyclist or car no one should jump lights seen this so many time at near our local schools. Its about time drivers/cyclists watched the road and the people using crossings.
Irrelevant whether its a cyclist or car no one should jump lights seen this so many time at near our local schools. Its about time drivers/cyclists watched the road and the people using crossings. hamworthygirl
  • Score: 6

7:57am Sat 28 Jun 14

budgetvelo says...

herne wrote:
budgetvelo wrote:
EGHH wrote:
How much longer before cycles have to carry registration plates so idiots like this can be traced!
Would you like them to pay 'road tax' too??!?
Road tax went out in 1937.
I know. I was adding to this farce
[quote][p][bold]herne[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]budgetvelo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EGHH[/bold] wrote: How much longer before cycles have to carry registration plates so idiots like this can be traced![/p][/quote]Would you like them to pay 'road tax' too??!?[/p][/quote]Road tax went out in 1937.[/p][/quote]I know. I was adding to this farce budgetvelo
  • Score: 0

11:37am Sat 28 Jun 14

herne says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
herne wrote:
budgetvelo wrote:
EGHH wrote:
How much longer before cycles have to carry registration plates so idiots like this can be traced!
Would you like them to pay 'road tax' too??!?
Road tax went out in 1937.
My current road tax (£235) that he/she knew that.
Road Tax , a tax to paid to pay for road repairs and for road usage went out in 1937.

Vehicle Excise Duty (VED or Car Tax) is the duty now paid.
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]herne[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]budgetvelo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EGHH[/bold] wrote: How much longer before cycles have to carry registration plates so idiots like this can be traced![/p][/quote]Would you like them to pay 'road tax' too??!?[/p][/quote]Road tax went out in 1937.[/p][/quote]My current road tax (£235) that he/she knew that.[/p][/quote]Road Tax , a tax to paid to pay for road repairs and for road usage went out in 1937. Vehicle Excise Duty (VED or Car Tax) is the duty now paid. herne
  • Score: 3

12:31pm Sat 28 Jun 14

ragj195 says...

Hessenford wrote:
grange47 wrote:
Ash_69 wrote:
See See - All cyclists are evil.

And they look stupid in their pointy hats, Lycra and silly shoes. (Mind you that one is not wearing any of that!)

Wizzing around on the silly skinny tire, head down racing machines (okay he's not on one of those either!)

I bet he kicked a cat in the morning too.

This is why all cyclists should be banned from the roads, because every single one of them is the same.

Grumble Grumble, Vote UKIP, All that is in the daily mail is true, Richard Littlejohn is the voice of the nation, Life was so much better in the 50' Arms folded and extra loud tutting...

;)
My thoughts exactly. And most of this bile from motorists no doubt - like they'd know anything about the Highway Code
Obviously from this story neither do cyclists know anything about the highway code or common courtesy.
Obviously from this story people that wear red shirts don't know the Highway Code.

It would cost millions to administer the registration of cyclists, put people off cycling, adding more cars to the roads. All for what? Trying to
stop bikes on the pavement or the jumping of red lights. Having to have car insurance doesn't stop uninsured drivers.

What a daft idea.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]grange47[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ash_69[/bold] wrote: See See - All cyclists are evil. And they look stupid in their pointy hats, Lycra and silly shoes. (Mind you that one is not wearing any of that!) Wizzing around on the silly skinny tire, head down racing machines (okay he's not on one of those either!) I bet he kicked a cat in the morning too. This is why all cyclists should be banned from the roads, because every single one of them is the same. Grumble Grumble, Vote UKIP, All that is in the daily mail is true, Richard Littlejohn is the voice of the nation, Life was so much better in the 50' Arms folded and extra loud tutting... ;)[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. And most of this bile from motorists no doubt - like they'd know anything about the Highway Code[/p][/quote]Obviously from this story neither do cyclists know anything about the highway code or common courtesy.[/p][/quote]Obviously from this story people that wear red shirts don't know the Highway Code. It would cost millions to administer the registration of cyclists, put people off cycling, adding more cars to the roads. All for what? Trying to stop bikes on the pavement or the jumping of red lights. Having to have car insurance doesn't stop uninsured drivers. What a daft idea. ragj195
  • Score: 8

12:42pm Sat 28 Jun 14

ragj195 says...

Hessenford wrote:
budgetvelo wrote:
EGHH wrote:
How much longer before cycles have to carry registration plates so idiots like this can be traced!
Would you like them to pay 'road tax' too??!?
YES.
I know a cyclist who pays around £3000 a month in PAYE tax. I also know a motorist on benefits who pays no PAYE and around £30 a year for his cars VED. So, which one contributes the most to the upkeep of our roads? Therefore by your way of thinking has more rights to use the road.

The correct answer is they both have the same rights or do you think that they should prioritise patients in A&E based on how much tax they pay?
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]budgetvelo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EGHH[/bold] wrote: How much longer before cycles have to carry registration plates so idiots like this can be traced![/p][/quote]Would you like them to pay 'road tax' too??!?[/p][/quote]YES.[/p][/quote]I know a cyclist who pays around £3000 a month in PAYE tax. I also know a motorist on benefits who pays no PAYE and around £30 a year for his cars VED. So, which one contributes the most to the upkeep of our roads? Therefore by your way of thinking has more rights to use the road. The correct answer is they both have the same rights or do you think that they should prioritise patients in A&E based on how much tax they pay? ragj195
  • Score: 12

1:17pm Sat 28 Jun 14

scrumpyjack says...

herne wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
herne wrote:
budgetvelo wrote:
EGHH wrote:
How much longer before cycles have to carry registration plates so idiots like this can be traced!
Would you like them to pay 'road tax' too??!?
Road tax went out in 1937.
My current road tax (£235) that he/she knew that.
Road Tax , a tax to paid to pay for road repairs and for road usage went out in 1937.

Vehicle Excise Duty (VED or Car Tax) is the duty now paid.
Please take time to look up sarcasm.
[quote][p][bold]herne[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]herne[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]budgetvelo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EGHH[/bold] wrote: How much longer before cycles have to carry registration plates so idiots like this can be traced![/p][/quote]Would you like them to pay 'road tax' too??!?[/p][/quote]Road tax went out in 1937.[/p][/quote]My current road tax (£235) that he/she knew that.[/p][/quote]Road Tax , a tax to paid to pay for road repairs and for road usage went out in 1937. Vehicle Excise Duty (VED or Car Tax) is the duty now paid.[/p][/quote]Please take time to look up sarcasm. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 0

1:26pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Avengerboy says...

Car drivers do this all the time, the difference ..... they kill.
Car drivers do this all the time, the difference ..... they kill. Avengerboy
  • Score: 1

1:28pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Avengerboy says...

suzigirl wrote:
If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........
And nobody agrees with you.
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........[/p][/quote]And nobody agrees with you. Avengerboy
  • Score: -4

1:30pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Avengerboy says...

Is it possible for every Echo cycling story to have a caveat of facts, 'there's no such thing as road tax' etc.
Is it possible for every Echo cycling story to have a caveat of facts, 'there's no such thing as road tax' etc. Avengerboy
  • Score: 8

1:32pm Sat 28 Jun 14

spooki says...

Anyone else think it strange that some bloke on a bike swearing gets a crystal clear CCTV image yet someone gets attacked/raped/murde
red you get an image that looks like a grey blob in the snow?
Anyone else think it strange that some bloke on a bike swearing gets a crystal clear CCTV image yet someone gets attacked/raped/murde red you get an image that looks like a grey blob in the snow? spooki
  • Score: 7

2:56pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Brenda H says...

Whilst on the subject of road users ignoring a Traffic light whilst it is showing red, may i take a moment to ask those few motorists who blaze on through the crossing on Boundary Road in Ensbury Park, the one nearer the top of the road near Talbot Woodland, whilst it is showing red to not do it please.The worst times being the morning rush when the School Children are the ones waiting at the crossing. It is certainly not unusual for 2 or 3 motor vehicles to race through sometimes at the point of the electronic beeping sound starting.You do not get any further than the back of the queue of traffic leading up to the Roundabout. It is a stupid risk to take for very little gain.
Just for the record i myself do not drive or use a bicycle.Public transport and walking being the preferred mode for myself.Thank You.
Whilst on the subject of road users ignoring a Traffic light whilst it is showing red, may i take a moment to ask those few motorists who blaze on through the crossing on Boundary Road in Ensbury Park, the one nearer the top of the road near Talbot Woodland, whilst it is showing red to not do it please.The worst times being the morning rush when the School Children are the ones waiting at the crossing. It is certainly not unusual for 2 or 3 motor vehicles to race through sometimes at the point of the electronic beeping sound starting.You do not get any further than the back of the queue of traffic leading up to the Roundabout. It is a stupid risk to take for very little gain. Just for the record i myself do not drive or use a bicycle.Public transport and walking being the preferred mode for myself.Thank You. Brenda H
  • Score: 9

3:27pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Emery says...

Considering how many new cars don't have to pay road tax, trying to tax cyclists would be absurd. My car averages more than 55mpg and is very light yet road tax is over £200 for it????
Considering how many new cars don't have to pay road tax, trying to tax cyclists would be absurd. My car averages more than 55mpg and is very light yet road tax is over £200 for it???? Emery
  • Score: 4

4:56pm Sat 28 Jun 14

boardsandphotos says...

breamoreboy wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........
That simply wouldn't work, as all cyclists are such diabolical law breakers they'd just ride around with false plates.
All cyclists are law breakers. Really?

I am a cyclist and not a law breaker, so that's that baseless sweeping generalisation blown out the water......
[quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........[/p][/quote]That simply wouldn't work, as all cyclists are such diabolical law breakers they'd just ride around with false plates.[/p][/quote]All cyclists are law breakers. Really? I am a cyclist and not a law breaker, so that's that baseless sweeping generalisation blown out the water...... boardsandphotos
  • Score: 8

6:38pm Sat 28 Jun 14

SimonThomson says...

I believe that the police should prosecute to the full extent of the law. This is NOT a 'proper' cyclist, he is a git on a bike!
I cycle as a hoby and wear a "pointy helmet" and Lycra clothing. The helmet had to be replaced as I took a tumble and smashed it! Rather the helmet than my head! Lycra is a good material for wicking away sweat and there is a pad sewn in to the bottom to make the ride more comfortable. Yes, I agree Lycra looks silly, but people probably say that about horse riders and their gear!

Let's stop this pathetic cyclist bashing and learn a little tollerence for each other! I only shout at car drivers when they do something really dangerous: Passing too close, overtaking on a blind corner, over taking on the last 5 yards before a give way line where they have to stop anyway.

Today's 50 mile ride was interesting!!!
I believe that the police should prosecute to the full extent of the law. This is NOT a 'proper' cyclist, he is a git on a bike! I cycle as a hoby and wear a "pointy helmet" and Lycra clothing. The helmet had to be replaced as I took a tumble and smashed it! Rather the helmet than my head! Lycra is a good material for wicking away sweat and there is a pad sewn in to the bottom to make the ride more comfortable. Yes, I agree Lycra looks silly, but people probably say that about horse riders and their gear! Let's stop this pathetic cyclist bashing and learn a little tollerence for each other! I only shout at car drivers when they do something really dangerous: Passing too close, overtaking on a blind corner, over taking on the last 5 yards before a give way line where they have to stop anyway. Today's 50 mile ride was interesting!!! SimonThomson
  • Score: 15

7:30pm Sat 28 Jun 14

hamworthygirl says...

Brenda H wrote:
Whilst on the subject of road users ignoring a Traffic light whilst it is showing red, may i take a moment to ask those few motorists who blaze on through the crossing on Boundary Road in Ensbury Park, the one nearer the top of the road near Talbot Woodland, whilst it is showing red to not do it please.The worst times being the morning rush when the School Children are the ones waiting at the crossing. It is certainly not unusual for 2 or 3 motor vehicles to race through sometimes at the point of the electronic beeping sound starting.You do not get any further than the back of the queue of traffic leading up to the Roundabout. It is a stupid risk to take for very little gain.
Just for the record i myself do not drive or use a bicycle.Public transport and walking being the preferred mode for myself.Thank You.
Been banging on about this for ages to the police and council and whoever will listen. Car or cyclist its irrelevant as i said in my post people just ignore the flashing green man and bleeps and children are at risk
[quote][p][bold]Brenda H[/bold] wrote: Whilst on the subject of road users ignoring a Traffic light whilst it is showing red, may i take a moment to ask those few motorists who blaze on through the crossing on Boundary Road in Ensbury Park, the one nearer the top of the road near Talbot Woodland, whilst it is showing red to not do it please.The worst times being the morning rush when the School Children are the ones waiting at the crossing. It is certainly not unusual for 2 or 3 motor vehicles to race through sometimes at the point of the electronic beeping sound starting.You do not get any further than the back of the queue of traffic leading up to the Roundabout. It is a stupid risk to take for very little gain. Just for the record i myself do not drive or use a bicycle.Public transport and walking being the preferred mode for myself.Thank You.[/p][/quote]Been banging on about this for ages to the police and council and whoever will listen. Car or cyclist its irrelevant as i said in my post people just ignore the flashing green man and bleeps and children are at risk hamworthygirl
  • Score: 5

9:36pm Sat 28 Jun 14

boardsandphotos says...

SimonThomson wrote:
I believe that the police should prosecute to the full extent of the law. This is NOT a 'proper' cyclist, he is a git on a bike!
I cycle as a hoby and wear a "pointy helmet" and Lycra clothing. The helmet had to be replaced as I took a tumble and smashed it! Rather the helmet than my head! Lycra is a good material for wicking away sweat and there is a pad sewn in to the bottom to make the ride more comfortable. Yes, I agree Lycra looks silly, but people probably say that about horse riders and their gear!

Let's stop this pathetic cyclist bashing and learn a little tollerence for each other! I only shout at car drivers when they do something really dangerous: Passing too close, overtaking on a blind corner, over taking on the last 5 yards before a give way line where they have to stop anyway.

Today's 50 mile ride was interesting!!!
Same here Simon, I did 250 miles in Northern France in 3 days a few weeks ago and lycra was definitely needed for that ride!
[quote][p][bold]SimonThomson[/bold] wrote: I believe that the police should prosecute to the full extent of the law. This is NOT a 'proper' cyclist, he is a git on a bike! I cycle as a hoby and wear a "pointy helmet" and Lycra clothing. The helmet had to be replaced as I took a tumble and smashed it! Rather the helmet than my head! Lycra is a good material for wicking away sweat and there is a pad sewn in to the bottom to make the ride more comfortable. Yes, I agree Lycra looks silly, but people probably say that about horse riders and their gear! Let's stop this pathetic cyclist bashing and learn a little tollerence for each other! I only shout at car drivers when they do something really dangerous: Passing too close, overtaking on a blind corner, over taking on the last 5 yards before a give way line where they have to stop anyway. Today's 50 mile ride was interesting!!![/p][/quote]Same here Simon, I did 250 miles in Northern France in 3 days a few weeks ago and lycra was definitely needed for that ride! boardsandphotos
  • Score: 10

11:25pm Sat 28 Jun 14

davejones2 says...

What's always amazing reading through the comments section of any article about a "cyclist" doing something idiotic is that there seems to be an automatic assumption that people who ride bikes don't drive cars as well?

Clearly the word "cyclist" in this headline should read "moron" instead. Clearly he'd almost certainly be a moron using whatever form of transport he chose, be it speeding in a car or peeing on the back of a bus.

I drive a car. I also ride a bike. I do both sensibly and safely. I see idiots driving terribly on almost every journey I ever take; driving too close, too fast, undertaking - every time. I often see people doing idiotic things on bikes, but less often. Most probably because a) there are far less cyclists than car drivers and b) if you continue to do stupid things on a bike on the road you run a reasonable risk of injuring yourself.

The frustrating thing about articles like this, where the press use the word "cyclist" because they know it will court controversy and increase their hit-count ("moron swears and behaves like an imbecile in front of schoolchildren" doesn't quite work), is that it increases animosity.

The unfortunate fact is that even as a well-behaved cyclist, if I come across a bad driver who doesn't want to be held up for a few seconds until its safe to overtake and decides to risk my safety instead, I lose. Every time.

Articles like this, and most of the comments above, only serve to increase the number of people who are both dangerously and irrationally intolerant of sharing the roads with cyclists, regardless of how they are riding.
What's always amazing reading through the comments section of any article about a "cyclist" doing something idiotic is that there seems to be an automatic assumption that people who ride bikes don't drive cars as well? Clearly the word "cyclist" in this headline should read "moron" instead. Clearly he'd almost certainly be a moron using whatever form of transport he chose, be it speeding in a car or peeing on the back of a bus. I drive a car. I also ride a bike. I do both sensibly and safely. I see idiots driving terribly on almost every journey I ever take; driving too close, too fast, undertaking - every time. I often see people doing idiotic things on bikes, but less often. Most probably because a) there are far less cyclists than car drivers and b) if you continue to do stupid things on a bike on the road you run a reasonable risk of injuring yourself. The frustrating thing about articles like this, where the press use the word "cyclist" because they know it will court controversy and increase their hit-count ("moron swears and behaves like an imbecile in front of schoolchildren" doesn't quite work), is that it increases animosity. The unfortunate fact is that even as a well-behaved cyclist, if I come across a bad driver who doesn't want to be held up for a few seconds until its safe to overtake and decides to risk my safety instead, I lose. Every time. Articles like this, and most of the comments above, only serve to increase the number of people who are both dangerously and irrationally intolerant of sharing the roads with cyclists, regardless of how they are riding. davejones2
  • Score: 14

8:08am Sun 29 Jun 14

ScaredAmoeba says...

saynomore wrote:
Why are some cyclists such angry as****s,obviously cycling is not improving their social skills,if they ever had any in the first place.
Cycling in a car-free environment is pure joy.
Cycling on the road in the UK with law-abiding, competent & careful motorists is fine. However in the real world only a relatively small proportion of motorists are law-abiding, competent & careful. A significant proportion of motorists are variously: incompetent, impatient, ignorant, arrogant and incredibly stupid, cycling with these is rather less enjoyable. Some of these intelligence-challen
ged individuals will verbally abuse one and demonstrate their total ignorance of the highway code when they attempt to educate. They will swear, sometimes throw objects and make incomprehensible ranting noises as they pass, only to be be passed in traffic.
There there are the bullies, who deliberately go out of their way to harass and intimidate cyclists.

It's amazing that many motorists see cyclists as a bad thing, because a cyclist removes a car from the road, many cyclists also drive (I do).
Motorists often accuse cyclists of slowing them down, but this is a blatant falsehood, a lie. The reverse is often true, when carrying stuff, it can slow me down significantly, Plus most motorists never wait until it's safe. They'll overtake at the most dangerous narrow point, rather than wait a few seconds, only to be caught-up in traffic. What really slows down motorists is other motorists, MOTORISTS like YOU!

For local journeys I'd rather cycle, it's door-to-door, it's often quicker than driving and it's more reliable - irrespective of the traffic, a cyclist can almost always get through, even though it slows them down.

Everyday cycling in the UK is rather less enjoyable than it can and should be.
We have an obesity epidemic and many people need exercise, we need to encourage walking and cycling.

Recent research shows that encouraging more people into active transport - walking and cycling could save the UK almost £50bn each year.
http://ciwem.org/med
ia/1286844/20140624_
active_transport.pdf
[quote][p][bold]saynomore[/bold] wrote: Why are some cyclists such angry as****s,obviously cycling is not improving their social skills,if they ever had any in the first place.[/p][/quote]Cycling in a car-free environment is pure joy. Cycling on the road in the UK with law-abiding, competent & careful motorists is fine. However in the real world only a relatively small proportion of motorists are law-abiding, competent & careful. A significant proportion of motorists are variously: incompetent, impatient, ignorant, arrogant and incredibly stupid, cycling with these is rather less enjoyable. Some of these intelligence-challen ged individuals will verbally abuse one and demonstrate their total ignorance of the highway code when they attempt to educate. They will swear, sometimes throw objects and make incomprehensible ranting noises as they pass, only to be be passed in traffic. There there are the bullies, who deliberately go out of their way to harass and intimidate cyclists. It's amazing that many motorists see cyclists as a bad thing, because a cyclist removes a car from the road, many cyclists also drive (I do). Motorists often accuse cyclists of slowing them down, but this is a blatant falsehood, a lie. The reverse is often true, when carrying stuff, it can slow me down significantly, Plus most motorists never wait until it's safe. They'll overtake at the most dangerous narrow point, rather than wait a few seconds, only to be caught-up in traffic. What really slows down motorists is other motorists, MOTORISTS like YOU! For local journeys I'd rather cycle, it's door-to-door, it's often quicker than driving and it's more reliable - irrespective of the traffic, a cyclist can almost always get through, even though it slows them down. Everyday cycling in the UK is rather less enjoyable than it can and should be. We have an obesity epidemic and many people need exercise, we need to encourage walking and cycling. Recent research shows that encouraging more people into active transport - walking and cycling could save the UK almost £50bn each year. http://ciwem.org/med ia/1286844/20140624_ active_transport.pdf ScaredAmoeba
  • Score: 9

8:34am Sun 29 Jun 14

ScaredAmoeba says...

abc100 wrote:
No no don't believe it, all cyclists are wonderful and never do things like this constantly!!!!!
Meanwhile, motorists are paragons of virtue, never speeding, never jumping red lights or run people over in their own homes!
Or was that in Utopia?

Driver in Gateshead was recorded doing 96mph (154km/h) in a 30mph (48km/h) zone.
The highest speed on a 50mph (80km/h) road was a driver recorded doing 119mph (192km/h) on the A414 Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire Constabulary said.
Thames Valley Police revealed that a motorist was caught doing 127mph (204km/h) on the A413 Wendover By-Pass in Wendover, a road with a 60mph (97km/h) speed limit.
The highest speed on a 50mph (80km/h) road was a driver recorded doing 119mph (192km/h) on the A414 Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire Constabulary said.
Lincolnshire Police revealed a driver was caught doing 113mph (182km/h) in a 40mph (64km/h) zone on the A17 Station Road, Swineshead Bridge.
Source: BBC.

Motorists Drive Through 278 Red Traffic Lights a Minute
http://www.directlin
e.com/media/archive-
2011/news-220820110

A woman in her 70s was seriously injured when a BMW car crashed into her home in Essex.
http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/uk-england-ess
ex-27143619
[quote][p][bold]abc100[/bold] wrote: No no don't believe it, all cyclists are wonderful and never do things like this constantly!!!!![/p][/quote]Meanwhile, motorists are paragons of virtue, never speeding, never jumping red lights or run people over in their own homes! Or was that in Utopia? Driver in Gateshead was recorded doing 96mph (154km/h) in a 30mph (48km/h) zone. The highest speed on a 50mph (80km/h) road was a driver recorded doing 119mph (192km/h) on the A414 Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire Constabulary said. Thames Valley Police revealed that a motorist was caught doing 127mph (204km/h) on the A413 Wendover By-Pass in Wendover, a road with a 60mph (97km/h) speed limit. The highest speed on a 50mph (80km/h) road was a driver recorded doing 119mph (192km/h) on the A414 Stanstead Abbotts, Hertfordshire Constabulary said. Lincolnshire Police revealed a driver was caught doing 113mph (182km/h) in a 40mph (64km/h) zone on the A17 Station Road, Swineshead Bridge. Source: BBC. Motorists Drive Through 278 Red Traffic Lights a Minute http://www.directlin e.com/media/archive- 2011/news-220820110 A woman in her 70s was seriously injured when a BMW car crashed into her home in Essex. http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-england-ess ex-27143619 ScaredAmoeba
  • Score: 11

8:53am Sun 29 Jun 14

Spaceman-John says...

It always amazes me in the wonderful world of technology and the new 4K TVs that CCTV images are so awful.
It always amazes me in the wonderful world of technology and the new 4K TVs that CCTV images are so awful. Spaceman-John
  • Score: 7

9:49am Sun 29 Jun 14

boardsandphotos says...

ScaredAmoeba wrote:
saynomore wrote:
Why are some cyclists such angry as****s,obviously cycling is not improving their social skills,if they ever had any in the first place.
Cycling in a car-free environment is pure joy.
Cycling on the road in the UK with law-abiding, competent & careful motorists is fine. However in the real world only a relatively small proportion of motorists are law-abiding, competent & careful. A significant proportion of motorists are variously: incompetent, impatient, ignorant, arrogant and incredibly stupid, cycling with these is rather less enjoyable. Some of these intelligence-challen

ged individuals will verbally abuse one and demonstrate their total ignorance of the highway code when they attempt to educate. They will swear, sometimes throw objects and make incomprehensible ranting noises as they pass, only to be be passed in traffic.
There there are the bullies, who deliberately go out of their way to harass and intimidate cyclists.

It's amazing that many motorists see cyclists as a bad thing, because a cyclist removes a car from the road, many cyclists also drive (I do).
Motorists often accuse cyclists of slowing them down, but this is a blatant falsehood, a lie. The reverse is often true, when carrying stuff, it can slow me down significantly, Plus most motorists never wait until it's safe. They'll overtake at the most dangerous narrow point, rather than wait a few seconds, only to be caught-up in traffic. What really slows down motorists is other motorists, MOTORISTS like YOU!

For local journeys I'd rather cycle, it's door-to-door, it's often quicker than driving and it's more reliable - irrespective of the traffic, a cyclist can almost always get through, even though it slows them down.

Everyday cycling in the UK is rather less enjoyable than it can and should be.
We have an obesity epidemic and many people need exercise, we need to encourage walking and cycling.

Recent research shows that encouraging more people into active transport - walking and cycling could save the UK almost £50bn each year.
http://ciwem.org/med

ia/1286844/20140624_

active_transport.pdf
Really good comment, agree with a lot of what you've said, especially about cycling in the UK in particular. I had the joy of cycling in Northern France a few weeks ago, 250 miles in 3 days so it was a lot of time on the road, the attitude on the continent is so very different to here. Not once did I feel at risk, unlike when cycling in the UK where not a day goes by when I'm not forced out the way by an impatient driver who can't wait to overtake in a safe place.
[quote][p][bold]ScaredAmoeba[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saynomore[/bold] wrote: Why are some cyclists such angry as****s,obviously cycling is not improving their social skills,if they ever had any in the first place.[/p][/quote]Cycling in a car-free environment is pure joy. Cycling on the road in the UK with law-abiding, competent & careful motorists is fine. However in the real world only a relatively small proportion of motorists are law-abiding, competent & careful. A significant proportion of motorists are variously: incompetent, impatient, ignorant, arrogant and incredibly stupid, cycling with these is rather less enjoyable. Some of these intelligence-challen ged individuals will verbally abuse one and demonstrate their total ignorance of the highway code when they attempt to educate. They will swear, sometimes throw objects and make incomprehensible ranting noises as they pass, only to be be passed in traffic. There there are the bullies, who deliberately go out of their way to harass and intimidate cyclists. It's amazing that many motorists see cyclists as a bad thing, because a cyclist removes a car from the road, many cyclists also drive (I do). Motorists often accuse cyclists of slowing them down, but this is a blatant falsehood, a lie. The reverse is often true, when carrying stuff, it can slow me down significantly, Plus most motorists never wait until it's safe. They'll overtake at the most dangerous narrow point, rather than wait a few seconds, only to be caught-up in traffic. What really slows down motorists is other motorists, MOTORISTS like YOU! For local journeys I'd rather cycle, it's door-to-door, it's often quicker than driving and it's more reliable - irrespective of the traffic, a cyclist can almost always get through, even though it slows them down. Everyday cycling in the UK is rather less enjoyable than it can and should be. We have an obesity epidemic and many people need exercise, we need to encourage walking and cycling. Recent research shows that encouraging more people into active transport - walking and cycling could save the UK almost £50bn each year. http://ciwem.org/med ia/1286844/20140624_ active_transport.pdf[/p][/quote]Really good comment, agree with a lot of what you've said, especially about cycling in the UK in particular. I had the joy of cycling in Northern France a few weeks ago, 250 miles in 3 days so it was a lot of time on the road, the attitude on the continent is so very different to here. Not once did I feel at risk, unlike when cycling in the UK where not a day goes by when I'm not forced out the way by an impatient driver who can't wait to overtake in a safe place. boardsandphotos
  • Score: 13

10:06am Sun 29 Jun 14

ScaredAmoeba says...

I don't know the cyclist in the video, he may be just a nasty person, or perhaps a motorist has 'cut him up', or been particularly obnoxious, or tried to kill him. All are possible. Many motorists see nothing wrong in overtaking cyclists and then pulling-in and stopping, or turning left (without having fully passed the cyclist), or opening a door in-front of a cyclist, or following a cyclist dangerously close, crowding a cyclist through a pinch-point. Some of these motorists are plain incompetent, others must be doing it deliberately.

Examples of all these are available on YouTube. Or go ride a bike and experience it for yourself. It takes great composure not to shout at a moron who' s nearly killed you.

In the absence of further information, and the fact that he abused children, I am inclined to suspect that he isn't a nice person, but I could be wrong.
I don't know the cyclist in the video, he may be just a nasty person, or perhaps a motorist has 'cut him up', or been particularly obnoxious, or tried to kill him. All are possible. Many motorists see nothing wrong in overtaking cyclists and then pulling-in and stopping, or turning left (without having fully passed the cyclist), or opening a door in-front of a cyclist, or following a cyclist dangerously close, crowding a cyclist through a pinch-point. Some of these motorists are plain incompetent, others must be doing it deliberately. Examples of all these are available on YouTube. Or go ride a bike and experience it for yourself. It takes great composure not to shout at a moron who' s nearly killed you. In the absence of further information, and the fact that he abused children, I am inclined to suspect that he isn't a nice person, but I could be wrong. ScaredAmoeba
  • Score: 12

10:15am Sun 29 Jun 14

boardsandphotos says...

http://m.bournemouth
echo.co.uk/news/1028
7610.Bournemouth_sec
ond_most_dangerous_p
lace_for_cyclists_ou
tside_of_London/ - This story has always amazed me, so sad to know we live (and cycle) it what statistically is one of the most dangerous places in the country to cycle.
http://m.bournemouth echo.co.uk/news/1028 7610.Bournemouth_sec ond_most_dangerous_p lace_for_cyclists_ou tside_of_London/ - This story has always amazed me, so sad to know we live (and cycle) it what statistically is one of the most dangerous places in the country to cycle. boardsandphotos
  • Score: 4

12:24pm Sun 29 Jun 14

stevobath says...

saynomore wrote:
Why are some cyclists such angry as****s,obviously cycling is not improving their social skills,if they ever had any in the first place.
Same reason certain motorists, pedestrians are angry I would assume.
Why would cycling improve one's social skills?

I'd put money on that the majority of 'road rage' incidents involve people driving motor vehicles, although not exclusively so.
[quote][p][bold]saynomore[/bold] wrote: Why are some cyclists such angry as****s,obviously cycling is not improving their social skills,if they ever had any in the first place.[/p][/quote]Same reason certain motorists, pedestrians are angry I would assume. Why would cycling improve one's social skills? I'd put money on that the majority of 'road rage' incidents involve people driving motor vehicles, although not exclusively so. stevobath
  • Score: 5

3:29pm Sun 29 Jun 14

folkprotector says...

Hessenford wrote:
Adrian XX wrote:
raffertyj4 wrote:
It infuriates me when I see cyclists go through red lights, or similar things. I agree most cyclists abide by the law... but there's a lot of them that give cyclists a bad name! Is there any wonder that cyclists and drivers have such a bad relationship (especially here in Bournemouth!). There should be harsher penalties for things like this for cyclists.
It infuriates me when I see motorists speeding on Holes Bay road, which they were clearly doing regularly since so many of them got caught by the speed camera (and you really had to be incompetent to be caught by it - there were warning signs, marks on the road and it is bright yellow). Obviously I would like to see it switched back on. I hope all the people who complain about cyclists running red lights never break the speed limit in their cars.
And why were they caught, registration plates, that's why cyclists should have them.
They were caught because they were speeding, i.e. breaking the law.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Adrian XX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raffertyj4[/bold] wrote: It infuriates me when I see cyclists go through red lights, or similar things. I agree most cyclists abide by the law... but there's a lot of them that give cyclists a bad name! Is there any wonder that cyclists and drivers have such a bad relationship (especially here in Bournemouth!). There should be harsher penalties for things like this for cyclists.[/p][/quote]It infuriates me when I see motorists speeding on Holes Bay road, which they were clearly doing regularly since so many of them got caught by the speed camera (and you really had to be incompetent to be caught by it - there were warning signs, marks on the road and it is bright yellow). Obviously I would like to see it switched back on. I hope all the people who complain about cyclists running red lights never break the speed limit in their cars.[/p][/quote]And why were they caught, registration plates, that's why cyclists should have them.[/p][/quote]They were caught because they were speeding, i.e. breaking the law. folkprotector
  • Score: 1

3:52pm Sun 29 Jun 14

folkprotector says...

There are cyclists and there are there people who ride bikes. There are motorists and there are people who drive motorised vehicles. The first of each of these road users enjoy improving their technical, awareness and courtesy skills. The second of each category simply manipulate their transport equipment to get from A to B without consideration of other road users.
There are cyclists and there are there people who ride bikes. There are motorists and there are people who drive motorised vehicles. The first of each of these road users enjoy improving their technical, awareness and courtesy skills. The second of each category simply manipulate their transport equipment to get from A to B without consideration of other road users. folkprotector
  • Score: 5

8:18pm Sun 29 Jun 14

Ragwin says...

Cyclists can now be fined up to £800 for cycling inappropriately.
Cyclists can now be fined up to £800 for cycling inappropriately. Ragwin
  • Score: 1

8:48pm Sun 29 Jun 14

breamoreboy says...

hewitn wrote:
I wonder if he is the same pleasant chap who went flying through undertaking the waiting traffic and straight through the red light at the pedestrian crossing at the fairmile near peeks on thursday and missed taking me and my three year old son by about 2 inches on Thursday afternoon. Description was similar. Just tore off and didnt even bother to look back despite me yelling at him to stop. Its time something was done about these idiots.
As a cyclist I entirely agree with your comment. With the use of the handlebars and brakes, which I believe come as standard on most modern bikes, it is extremely easy to accelerate to avoid a collision in an emergency. Not that this should happen because you ought to be anticipating what might happen and take precautions. Unfortunately for all of us a large minority of cyclists, motorists and bikers don't think like this. All too often it ends in tragedy. I'm just glad that I'm not the person who has to make that dreadful knock on someone's front door.
[quote][p][bold]hewitn[/bold] wrote: I wonder if he is the same pleasant chap who went flying through undertaking the waiting traffic and straight through the red light at the pedestrian crossing at the fairmile near peeks on thursday and missed taking me and my three year old son by about 2 inches on Thursday afternoon. Description was similar. Just tore off and didnt even bother to look back despite me yelling at him to stop. Its time something was done about these idiots.[/p][/quote]As a cyclist I entirely agree with your comment. With the use of the handlebars and brakes, which I believe come as standard on most modern bikes, it is extremely easy to accelerate to avoid a collision in an emergency. Not that this should happen because you ought to be anticipating what might happen and take precautions. Unfortunately for all of us a large minority of cyclists, motorists and bikers don't think like this. All too often it ends in tragedy. I'm just glad that I'm not the person who has to make that dreadful knock on someone's front door. breamoreboy
  • Score: 2

8:51pm Sun 29 Jun 14

breamoreboy says...

boardsandphotos wrote:
breamoreboy wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........
That simply wouldn't work, as all cyclists are such diabolical law breakers they'd just ride around with false plates.
All cyclists are law breakers. Really?

I am a cyclist and not a law breaker, so that's that baseless sweeping generalisation blown out the water......
I'm a cyclist. My comment was purely sarcastic, no more, no less.
[quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........[/p][/quote]That simply wouldn't work, as all cyclists are such diabolical law breakers they'd just ride around with false plates.[/p][/quote]All cyclists are law breakers. Really? I am a cyclist and not a law breaker, so that's that baseless sweeping generalisation blown out the water......[/p][/quote]I'm a cyclist. My comment was purely sarcastic, no more, no less. breamoreboy
  • Score: 3

9:25pm Sun 29 Jun 14

scrumpyjack says...

breamoreboy wrote:
boardsandphotos wrote:
breamoreboy wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........
That simply wouldn't work, as all cyclists are such diabolical law breakers they'd just ride around with false plates.
All cyclists are law breakers. Really?

I am a cyclist and not a law breaker, so that's that baseless sweeping generalisation blown out the water......
I'm a cyclist. My comment was purely sarcastic, no more, no less.
Not like B&Ps to miss that - you two are 2 of the fairest commentators on here. (must be the 'cyclist' in you)
[quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........[/p][/quote]That simply wouldn't work, as all cyclists are such diabolical law breakers they'd just ride around with false plates.[/p][/quote]All cyclists are law breakers. Really? I am a cyclist and not a law breaker, so that's that baseless sweeping generalisation blown out the water......[/p][/quote]I'm a cyclist. My comment was purely sarcastic, no more, no less.[/p][/quote]Not like B&Ps to miss that - you two are 2 of the fairest commentators on here. (must be the 'cyclist' in you) scrumpyjack
  • Score: 4

10:20pm Sun 29 Jun 14

boardsandphotos says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
breamoreboy wrote:
boardsandphotos wrote:
breamoreboy wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........
That simply wouldn't work, as all cyclists are such diabolical law breakers they'd just ride around with false plates.
All cyclists are law breakers. Really?

I am a cyclist and not a law breaker, so that's that baseless sweeping generalisation blown out the water......
I'm a cyclist. My comment was purely sarcastic, no more, no less.
Not like B&Ps to miss that - you two are 2 of the fairest commentators on here. (must be the 'cyclist' in you)
Yep hands up I missed that! Sorry Breamoreboy, busy thread, missed the poster and should've spotted that.
Thanks for the compliment scrumpy.
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........[/p][/quote]That simply wouldn't work, as all cyclists are such diabolical law breakers they'd just ride around with false plates.[/p][/quote]All cyclists are law breakers. Really? I am a cyclist and not a law breaker, so that's that baseless sweeping generalisation blown out the water......[/p][/quote]I'm a cyclist. My comment was purely sarcastic, no more, no less.[/p][/quote]Not like B&Ps to miss that - you two are 2 of the fairest commentators on here. (must be the 'cyclist' in you)[/p][/quote]Yep hands up I missed that! Sorry Breamoreboy, busy thread, missed the poster and should've spotted that. Thanks for the compliment scrumpy. boardsandphotos
  • Score: 0

12:23am Mon 30 Jun 14

s-pb2 says...

Hessenford wrote:
budgetvelo wrote:
EGHH wrote:
How much longer before cycles have to carry registration plates so idiots like this can be traced!
Would you like them to pay 'road tax' too??!?
YES.
Quick to fall into Budgetvelo's trap there to seek out the numpties here. Budget knows full well there is no such thing as road tax.

As for registering and licensing cycles, completely unworkable when there is no minimum age requirement. In other words you are expecting to licence and register 7 year olds! Never going to happen, and never should otherwise where will it end. Skateboarders, longboarders, mobility scooters, roller bladers, horse riders, even pedestrians!
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]budgetvelo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EGHH[/bold] wrote: How much longer before cycles have to carry registration plates so idiots like this can be traced![/p][/quote]Would you like them to pay 'road tax' too??!?[/p][/quote]YES.[/p][/quote]Quick to fall into Budgetvelo's trap there to seek out the numpties here. Budget knows full well there is no such thing as road tax. As for registering and licensing cycles, completely unworkable when there is no minimum age requirement. In other words you are expecting to licence and register 7 year olds! Never going to happen, and never should otherwise where will it end. Skateboarders, longboarders, mobility scooters, roller bladers, horse riders, even pedestrians! s-pb2
  • Score: 5

8:59am Mon 30 Jun 14

Cordite says...

That is not a 'cyclist' in the photo, its a fat donut eating, arrogant, ignorant S*** riding a £30 bike from a car boot sale!
That is not a 'cyclist' in the photo, its a fat donut eating, arrogant, ignorant S*** riding a £30 bike from a car boot sale! Cordite
  • Score: 4

9:34am Mon 30 Jun 14

suzigirl says...

grange47 wrote:
bsjc1234 wrote: Dear local PC, not sure if I can help on this one but if you go and stand at Stoney Lane south traffic lights between 07:30 and 08:00 on a workday morning I can promise you that you will catch a few others cyclist jumping the lights, hope you find the one who records his bike rides....wonder if he ever edits that bit out?
Oh come on, do behave. Go and stand on any junction with traffic lights anywhere and you'll see many more motorists driving through red lights than cyclists. Go on, admit it, i'll bet you've done it ?
What utter tosh! The main reason that cyclists do not obey the rules of the road is that they get away with it - SIMPLES!
[quote][p][bold]grange47[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bsjc1234[/bold] wrote: Dear local PC, not sure if I can help on this one but if you go and stand at Stoney Lane south traffic lights between 07:30 and 08:00 on a workday morning I can promise you that you will catch a few others cyclist jumping the lights, hope you find the one who records his bike rides....wonder if he ever edits that bit out?[/p][/quote]Oh come on, do behave. Go and stand on any junction with traffic lights anywhere and you'll see many more motorists driving through red lights than cyclists. Go on, admit it, i'll bet you've done it ?[/p][/quote]What utter tosh! The main reason that cyclists do not obey the rules of the road is that they get away with it - SIMPLES! suzigirl
  • Score: -10

9:39am Mon 30 Jun 14

suzigirl says...

SimonThomson wrote:
I believe that the police should prosecute to the full extent of the law. This is NOT a 'proper' cyclist, he is a git on a bike! I cycle as a hoby and wear a "pointy helmet" and Lycra clothing. The helmet had to be replaced as I took a tumble and smashed it! Rather the helmet than my head! Lycra is a good material for wicking away sweat and there is a pad sewn in to the bottom to make the ride more comfortable. Yes, I agree Lycra looks silly, but people probably say that about horse riders and their gear! Let's stop this pathetic cyclist bashing and learn a little tollerence for each other! I only shout at car drivers when they do something really dangerous: Passing too close, overtaking on a blind corner, over taking on the last 5 yards before a give way line where they have to stop anyway. Today's 50 mile ride was interesting!!!
Another totally innocent cyclist.............
..yeah right!
[quote][p][bold]SimonThomson[/bold] wrote: I believe that the police should prosecute to the full extent of the law. This is NOT a 'proper' cyclist, he is a git on a bike! I cycle as a hoby and wear a "pointy helmet" and Lycra clothing. The helmet had to be replaced as I took a tumble and smashed it! Rather the helmet than my head! Lycra is a good material for wicking away sweat and there is a pad sewn in to the bottom to make the ride more comfortable. Yes, I agree Lycra looks silly, but people probably say that about horse riders and their gear! Let's stop this pathetic cyclist bashing and learn a little tollerence for each other! I only shout at car drivers when they do something really dangerous: Passing too close, overtaking on a blind corner, over taking on the last 5 yards before a give way line where they have to stop anyway. Today's 50 mile ride was interesting!!![/p][/quote]Another totally innocent cyclist............. ..yeah right! suzigirl
  • Score: -4

12:05pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Arthur Maureen says...

Cordite wrote:
That is not a 'cyclist' in the photo, its a fat donut eating, arrogant, ignorant S*** riding a £30 bike from a car boot sale!
Agree, but that will not sway the arms folded, daily mail readers on here.. I see Suzygirl has been allowed to use the internet again, poor rest of human race..
[quote][p][bold]Cordite[/bold] wrote: That is not a 'cyclist' in the photo, its a fat donut eating, arrogant, ignorant S*** riding a £30 bike from a car boot sale![/p][/quote]Agree, but that will not sway the arms folded, daily mail readers on here.. I see Suzygirl has been allowed to use the internet again, poor rest of human race.. Arthur Maureen
  • Score: 3

2:13pm Mon 30 Jun 14

breamoreboy says...

boardsandphotos wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
breamoreboy wrote:
boardsandphotos wrote:
breamoreboy wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........
That simply wouldn't work, as all cyclists are such diabolical law breakers they'd just ride around with false plates.
All cyclists are law breakers. Really?

I am a cyclist and not a law breaker, so that's that baseless sweeping generalisation blown out the water......
I'm a cyclist. My comment was purely sarcastic, no more, no less.
Not like B&Ps to miss that - you two are 2 of the fairest commentators on here. (must be the 'cyclist' in you)
Yep hands up I missed that! Sorry Breamoreboy, busy thread, missed the poster and should've spotted that.
Thanks for the compliment scrumpy.
Ditto :-)
[quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........[/p][/quote]That simply wouldn't work, as all cyclists are such diabolical law breakers they'd just ride around with false plates.[/p][/quote]All cyclists are law breakers. Really? I am a cyclist and not a law breaker, so that's that baseless sweeping generalisation blown out the water......[/p][/quote]I'm a cyclist. My comment was purely sarcastic, no more, no less.[/p][/quote]Not like B&Ps to miss that - you two are 2 of the fairest commentators on here. (must be the 'cyclist' in you)[/p][/quote]Yep hands up I missed that! Sorry Breamoreboy, busy thread, missed the poster and should've spotted that. Thanks for the compliment scrumpy.[/p][/quote]Ditto :-) breamoreboy
  • Score: 0

2:24pm Mon 30 Jun 14

breamoreboy says...

suzigirl wrote:
grange47 wrote:
bsjc1234 wrote: Dear local PC, not sure if I can help on this one but if you go and stand at Stoney Lane south traffic lights between 07:30 and 08:00 on a workday morning I can promise you that you will catch a few others cyclist jumping the lights, hope you find the one who records his bike rides....wonder if he ever edits that bit out?
Oh come on, do behave. Go and stand on any junction with traffic lights anywhere and you'll see many more motorists driving through red lights than cyclists. Go on, admit it, i'll bet you've done it ?
What utter tosh! The main reason that cyclists do not obey the rules of the road is that they get away with it - SIMPLES!
If that is utter tosh, why were there umpteen attempts to get the junction of Barrack Road and Stour Road safe? Total cost, hundreds of thousands or even millions of pounds to the taxpayer. Why, because the ambler gambler or red light jumpers couldn't wait another second. The point is that they didn't get away with it, they got caught in the worst possible way. They were driving one ton of lethal weapon, not riding a cycle.
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]grange47[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bsjc1234[/bold] wrote: Dear local PC, not sure if I can help on this one but if you go and stand at Stoney Lane south traffic lights between 07:30 and 08:00 on a workday morning I can promise you that you will catch a few others cyclist jumping the lights, hope you find the one who records his bike rides....wonder if he ever edits that bit out?[/p][/quote]Oh come on, do behave. Go and stand on any junction with traffic lights anywhere and you'll see many more motorists driving through red lights than cyclists. Go on, admit it, i'll bet you've done it ?[/p][/quote]What utter tosh! The main reason that cyclists do not obey the rules of the road is that they get away with it - SIMPLES![/p][/quote]If that is utter tosh, why were there umpteen attempts to get the junction of Barrack Road and Stour Road safe? Total cost, hundreds of thousands or even millions of pounds to the taxpayer. Why, because the ambler gambler or red light jumpers couldn't wait another second. The point is that they didn't get away with it, they got caught in the worst possible way. They were driving one ton of lethal weapon, not riding a cycle. breamoreboy
  • Score: 4

4:44pm Mon 30 Jun 14

breamoreboy says...

From the Dorset Echo site, headline "Drivers eating, using mobile phones, reading and applying make-up at the wheel", http://tinyurl.com/m
xmlw5c Is this enough to stop the anti-cyclist brigade in their tracks? No, I thought not.
From the Dorset Echo site, headline "Drivers eating, using mobile phones, reading and applying make-up at the wheel", http://tinyurl.com/m xmlw5c Is this enough to stop the anti-cyclist brigade in their tracks? No, I thought not. breamoreboy
  • Score: 2

5:48pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Arthur Maureen says...

or this one, kids in the back / footwell, no seat belts etc etc

http://www.mirror.co
.uk/news/uk-news/rec
kless-driver-caught-
doing-150mph-3788081
or this one, kids in the back / footwell, no seat belts etc etc http://www.mirror.co .uk/news/uk-news/rec kless-driver-caught- doing-150mph-3788081 Arthur Maureen
  • Score: 1

8:39pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Specialist says...

bsjc1234 wrote:
Dear local PC, not sure if I can help on this one but if you go and stand at Stoney Lane south traffic lights between 07:30 and 08:00 on a workday morning I can promise you that you will catch a few others cyclist jumping the lights, hope you find the one who records his bike rides....wonder if he ever edits that bit out?
STRAVA only records the time taken to ride a segment and not time of day, and yes i use strava and do sometimes jump lights if it's clear. If you rode a bike you too could also jump lights rather than sitting on your un-fit FAT arse in a car!!!!
[quote][p][bold]bsjc1234[/bold] wrote: Dear local PC, not sure if I can help on this one but if you go and stand at Stoney Lane south traffic lights between 07:30 and 08:00 on a workday morning I can promise you that you will catch a few others cyclist jumping the lights, hope you find the one who records his bike rides....wonder if he ever edits that bit out?[/p][/quote]STRAVA only records the time taken to ride a segment and not time of day, and yes i use strava and do sometimes jump lights if it's clear. If you rode a bike you too could also jump lights rather than sitting on your un-fit FAT arse in a car!!!! Specialist
  • Score: -2

8:41pm Mon 30 Jun 14

Specialist says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
herne wrote:
budgetvelo wrote:
EGHH wrote:
How much longer before cycles have to carry registration plates so idiots like this can be traced!
Would you like them to pay 'road tax' too??!?
Road tax went out in 1937.
My current road tax (£235) that he/she knew that.
''****''
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]herne[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]budgetvelo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EGHH[/bold] wrote: How much longer before cycles have to carry registration plates so idiots like this can be traced![/p][/quote]Would you like them to pay 'road tax' too??!?[/p][/quote]Road tax went out in 1937.[/p][/quote]My current road tax (£235) that he/she knew that.[/p][/quote]''****'' Specialist
  • Score: -2

9:36pm Mon 30 Jun 14

scrumpyjack says...

Specialist wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
herne wrote:
budgetvelo wrote:
EGHH wrote:
How much longer before cycles have to carry registration plates so idiots like this can be traced!
Would you like them to pay 'road tax' too??!?
Road tax went out in 1937.
My current road tax (£235) that he/she knew that.
''****''
Thanks!
[quote][p][bold]Specialist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]herne[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]budgetvelo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EGHH[/bold] wrote: How much longer before cycles have to carry registration plates so idiots like this can be traced![/p][/quote]Would you like them to pay 'road tax' too??!?[/p][/quote]Road tax went out in 1937.[/p][/quote]My current road tax (£235) that he/she knew that.[/p][/quote]''****''[/p][/quote]Thanks! scrumpyjack
  • Score: 0

9:37pm Mon 30 Jun 14

scrumpyjack says...

Specialist wrote:
bsjc1234 wrote:
Dear local PC, not sure if I can help on this one but if you go and stand at Stoney Lane south traffic lights between 07:30 and 08:00 on a workday morning I can promise you that you will catch a few others cyclist jumping the lights, hope you find the one who records his bike rides....wonder if he ever edits that bit out?
STRAVA only records the time taken to ride a segment and not time of day, and yes i use strava and do sometimes jump lights if it's clear. If you rode a bike you too could also jump lights rather than sitting on your un-fit FAT arse in a car!!!!
Cor you're a charmer aren't you?
[quote][p][bold]Specialist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bsjc1234[/bold] wrote: Dear local PC, not sure if I can help on this one but if you go and stand at Stoney Lane south traffic lights between 07:30 and 08:00 on a workday morning I can promise you that you will catch a few others cyclist jumping the lights, hope you find the one who records his bike rides....wonder if he ever edits that bit out?[/p][/quote]STRAVA only records the time taken to ride a segment and not time of day, and yes i use strava and do sometimes jump lights if it's clear. If you rode a bike you too could also jump lights rather than sitting on your un-fit FAT arse in a car!!!![/p][/quote]Cor you're a charmer aren't you? scrumpyjack
  • Score: 0

9:00am Tue 1 Jul 14

breamoreboy says...

Arthur Maureen wrote:
or this one, kids in the back / footwell, no seat belts etc etc

http://www.mirror.co

.uk/news/uk-news/rec

kless-driver-caught-

doing-150mph-3788081
Only +1? I'd guess to get to +100 you should have posted something like "reckless cyclist caught doing 10mph on pavement with kids on crossbar, handlebars and rack".
[quote][p][bold]Arthur Maureen[/bold] wrote: or this one, kids in the back / footwell, no seat belts etc etc http://www.mirror.co .uk/news/uk-news/rec kless-driver-caught- doing-150mph-3788081[/p][/quote]Only +1? I'd guess to get to +100 you should have posted something like "reckless cyclist caught doing 10mph on pavement with kids on crossbar, handlebars and rack". breamoreboy
  • Score: 0

9:05am Tue 1 Jul 14

breamoreboy says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
Specialist wrote:
bsjc1234 wrote:
Dear local PC, not sure if I can help on this one but if you go and stand at Stoney Lane south traffic lights between 07:30 and 08:00 on a workday morning I can promise you that you will catch a few others cyclist jumping the lights, hope you find the one who records his bike rides....wonder if he ever edits that bit out?
STRAVA only records the time taken to ride a segment and not time of day, and yes i use strava and do sometimes jump lights if it's clear. If you rode a bike you too could also jump lights rather than sitting on your un-fit FAT arse in a car!!!!
Cor you're a charmer aren't you?
They have something in common with Noel Coward and Einstein then, amongst others. At least that's what Ian Dury and the Blockheads reckoned in their song "Clever B*st*rds" :-)
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Specialist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bsjc1234[/bold] wrote: Dear local PC, not sure if I can help on this one but if you go and stand at Stoney Lane south traffic lights between 07:30 and 08:00 on a workday morning I can promise you that you will catch a few others cyclist jumping the lights, hope you find the one who records his bike rides....wonder if he ever edits that bit out?[/p][/quote]STRAVA only records the time taken to ride a segment and not time of day, and yes i use strava and do sometimes jump lights if it's clear. If you rode a bike you too could also jump lights rather than sitting on your un-fit FAT arse in a car!!!![/p][/quote]Cor you're a charmer aren't you?[/p][/quote]They have something in common with Noel Coward and Einstein then, amongst others. At least that's what Ian Dury and the Blockheads reckoned in their song "Clever B*st*rds" :-) breamoreboy
  • Score: -1

7:58am Wed 2 Jul 14

Molecatcher says...

Hessenford wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........
Totally agree, identification for cyclists is a must, perhaps then they would abide by the rules of the road.
Why would cyclists suddenly become law abiding and righteous just because they could be identified? With respect to obeying the rules of the road, identification doesn't seem to make a lot of difference in terms of cars, does it?

I think it comes down to a minority of selfish idiots who don't give a **** about their fellow human beings. "Me, me, me"... That is all they care about. Poorly educated and a chip on the shoulder. Doesn't matter whether they are driving a car, riding a bike, pushing a shopping trolley...
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........[/p][/quote]Totally agree, identification for cyclists is a must, perhaps then they would abide by the rules of the road.[/p][/quote]Why would cyclists suddenly become law abiding and righteous just because they could be identified? With respect to obeying the rules of the road, identification doesn't seem to make a lot of difference in terms of cars, does it? I think it comes down to a minority of selfish idiots who don't give a **** about their fellow human beings. "Me, me, me"... That is all they care about. Poorly educated and a chip on the shoulder. Doesn't matter whether they are driving a car, riding a bike, pushing a shopping trolley... Molecatcher
  • Score: 6

8:01pm Wed 2 Jul 14

ranger_bob says...

bsjc1234 wrote:
Dear local PC, not sure if I can help on this one but if you go and stand at Stoney Lane south traffic lights between 07:30 and 08:00 on a workday morning I can promise you that you will catch a few others cyclist jumping the lights, hope you find the one who records his bike rides....wonder if he ever edits that bit out?
Or go and stands by the lights at Holdenhurst Road/Springbourne Roundabout and you can catch loafs of motorists jumping the lights and not getting prosecuted.
[quote][p][bold]bsjc1234[/bold] wrote: Dear local PC, not sure if I can help on this one but if you go and stand at Stoney Lane south traffic lights between 07:30 and 08:00 on a workday morning I can promise you that you will catch a few others cyclist jumping the lights, hope you find the one who records his bike rides....wonder if he ever edits that bit out?[/p][/quote]Or go and stands by the lights at Holdenhurst Road/Springbourne Roundabout and you can catch loafs of motorists jumping the lights and not getting prosecuted. ranger_bob
  • Score: 2

12:04am Thu 3 Jul 14

wadjit says...

Its called living in the human race. Its the same proportion or drivers who drive unsafely as it is riders who ride unsafely. The difference is the severity of the crash when there is an accident. Drivers generally get angry when they see a cyclist go through a red light because they can't, not because they think it is unsafe for the rider or anyone else. Most drivers can see that they are sitting at a cross road with nothing coming in any direction and this fuels the jealousy and anger when they see a cyclist trundle past. Come on we have all been there.
Its called living in the human race. Its the same proportion or drivers who drive unsafely as it is riders who ride unsafely. The difference is the severity of the crash when there is an accident. Drivers generally get angry when they see a cyclist go through a red light because they can't, not because they think it is unsafe for the rider or anyone else. Most drivers can see that they are sitting at a cross road with nothing coming in any direction and this fuels the jealousy and anger when they see a cyclist trundle past. Come on we have all been there. wadjit
  • Score: 4

1:04pm Fri 4 Jul 14

cromwell9 says...

grange47 wrote:
Ash_69 wrote:
See See - All cyclists are evil.

And they look stupid in their pointy hats, Lycra and silly shoes. (Mind you that one is not wearing any of that!)

Wizzing around on the silly skinny tire, head down racing machines (okay he's not on one of those either!)

I bet he kicked a cat in the morning too.

This is why all cyclists should be banned from the roads, because every single one of them is the same.

Grumble Grumble, Vote UKIP, All that is in the daily mail is true, Richard Littlejohn is the voice of the nation, Life was so much better in the 50' Arms folded and extra loud tutting...

;)
My thoughts exactly. And most of this bile from motorists no doubt - like they'd know anything about the Highway Code
I bet they all vote Lib Dem.( The Car Hate Party,)
[quote][p][bold]grange47[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ash_69[/bold] wrote: See See - All cyclists are evil. And they look stupid in their pointy hats, Lycra and silly shoes. (Mind you that one is not wearing any of that!) Wizzing around on the silly skinny tire, head down racing machines (okay he's not on one of those either!) I bet he kicked a cat in the morning too. This is why all cyclists should be banned from the roads, because every single one of them is the same. Grumble Grumble, Vote UKIP, All that is in the daily mail is true, Richard Littlejohn is the voice of the nation, Life was so much better in the 50' Arms folded and extra loud tutting... ;)[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. And most of this bile from motorists no doubt - like they'd know anything about the Highway Code[/p][/quote]I bet they all vote Lib Dem.( The Car Hate Party,) cromwell9
  • Score: 0

3:14pm Fri 4 Jul 14

po1ntless says...

Molecatcher wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........
Totally agree, identification for cyclists is a must, perhaps then they would abide by the rules of the road.
Why would cyclists suddenly become law abiding and righteous just because they could be identified? With respect to obeying the rules of the road, identification doesn't seem to make a lot of difference in terms of cars, does it?

I think it comes down to a minority of selfish idiots who don't give a **** about their fellow human beings. "Me, me, me"... That is all they care about. Poorly educated and a chip on the shoulder. Doesn't matter whether they are driving a car, riding a bike, pushing a shopping trolley...
Molecatcher is spot on.... it comes down to consideration for others...
I am often on the wrong side of a motorist's error but you can usually tell from the equally shocked look on their face that there was no malice intended.
However its the type of people who Molecatcher describes who are the real danger on the roads...They do not think like decent human beings!! They think nothing of deliberately putting cyclists in danger by over-taking on blind corners, crowding cyclists through pinch points and my favourite drifting to centre of the road so as to force an over-taking cyclist into oncoming traffic...

Just this morning I was over-taken by a lorry when I was 2 metres from a 90 degree corner. Had I not slammed on my brakes his back end would have crushed me....

I used to enjoy cycling to work but now there is not a single journey that goes by without a very near miss. I hate cycling now and I just know that if I continue I will die on my bike...
[quote][p][bold]Molecatcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: If it was compulsory for cyclists to have identification on their bikes the Police might have caught him by now............I rest my case...........[/p][/quote]Totally agree, identification for cyclists is a must, perhaps then they would abide by the rules of the road.[/p][/quote]Why would cyclists suddenly become law abiding and righteous just because they could be identified? With respect to obeying the rules of the road, identification doesn't seem to make a lot of difference in terms of cars, does it? I think it comes down to a minority of selfish idiots who don't give a **** about their fellow human beings. "Me, me, me"... That is all they care about. Poorly educated and a chip on the shoulder. Doesn't matter whether they are driving a car, riding a bike, pushing a shopping trolley...[/p][/quote]Molecatcher is spot on.... it comes down to consideration for others... I am often on the wrong side of a motorist's error but you can usually tell from the equally shocked look on their face that there was no malice intended. However its the type of people who Molecatcher describes who are the real danger on the roads...They do not think like decent human beings!! They think nothing of deliberately putting cyclists in danger by over-taking on blind corners, crowding cyclists through pinch points and my favourite drifting to centre of the road so as to force an over-taking cyclist into oncoming traffic... Just this morning I was over-taken by a lorry when I was 2 metres from a 90 degree corner. Had I not slammed on my brakes his back end would have crushed me.... I used to enjoy cycling to work but now there is not a single journey that goes by without a very near miss. I hate cycling now and I just know that if I continue I will die on my bike... po1ntless
  • Score: 0

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